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fish (Friendly Interactive Shell)

fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like systems. fish
includes case insensitive completions, a multiline editing system, a new
and simplified key binding system, and a large number of command
specific completions.

This package will potentially conflict with the /usr/games/fish binary
from the y/bsdgames package. In a stock installation with default PATH
ordering, /usr/bin should be checked before /usr/games, so it shouldn't
be an issue, but we thought it was worth noting just in case.

sphinx is an optional dependency.


This SlackBuild automatically adds fish to /etc/shells.

To use fish as your login shell, run this command:

$ chsh -s /usr/bin/fish

To remove it from the /etc/shells (in case of fish removal), run:

$ su -c "sed -ri '\|^/usr/bin/fish$|d' /etc/shells"

To use fish_update_completions see README.Slackware from man-db
SlackBuild or typically (as normal user or root):

$ fish
$ source /etc/profile.d/
$ fish_update_completions

If you are upgrading from version 3.0.0 or before, please also review
the release notes for 3.1.1, 3.1.0 and 3.1b1 at

Maintained by: Luna Jernberg
Keywords: shell,friendly,interactive
ChangeLog: fish


Source Downloads:
fish-3.6.1.tar.xz (b721bbff7adc221f4e77b44404727026)

Download SlackBuild:
fish.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 15.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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