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Fish is a command line shell. Its syntax is not based on the Bourne shell or the C shell.

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How do I determine what's causing my Terminology terminal startup lag?

I've noticed recently that my Terminology terminal emulator lags when I open it up. It takes about 10 seconds to open a new window after I launch. Once it's open however, I don't notice any lag. I am ...
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User does not appear on login

I just changed by default shell from bash to fish after a clean 20.04 install, and when I restarted afterwards my user does not appear at the login screen or in my settings. I can still login if I ...
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Command code not working in fish but is working in bash

I installed fish recently. I'm facing a problem with opening the Visual Studio Code. In the bash terminal, the command code is working perfectly, but in fish terminal I'm getting Command 'code' is ...
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How can I start automatically a command on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a small command like this xinput set-prop "XP-PEN G430S Pen Pen (0)" --type=float "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 1.155756, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.529, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000,...
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~/bin no more in the PATH

I used to have a folder ~/bin with soft links to my local applications. After the last installation, fish shell is no more adding this folder to the PATH. Any explanation about why this stopped to ...
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terminal run a specific command as it starts up (cmatrix startup)

I want every time opening my terminal some specific command executes and the terminal doesn't die. I tried to add commands this way : edit > preferences > command (tab) > run a custom command ...
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Use FISH to connect through jump server in KDE Dolphin

I need to access the files in a server that could only be connected using a jump server. I am able to SSH into it using ssh -J user1@jumpserver_ip user2@server_ip How can I use fish protocol in ...
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The total size of the argument and environment lists 1.8MB exceeds the operating system limit of 2MB

While trying to run certain commands via ubuntu terminal, I receives an error message Failed to execute process '/bin/grep'. Reason: The total size of the argument and environment lists 1.8MB ...
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`date` command doesn't work as expected under fish shell

I have written numerous aliases and functions using fish shell. yet this one bit threw me off guard. Can someone help me to understand what's going wrong and possibly how to fix them? Problem: Define ...
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Is it possible to switch shells without getting dumped into the old shell by exit?

For example, let's say I have bash, sh, fish, zsh, pwsh or more installed. If I start bash, switching into sh leads to the following: user@device:/folder/directory$ sh $ exit user@device:/folder/...
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Error in source ~/.profile [closed]

~/.profile (line 25): Missing end to balance this if statement if [ -d "$HOME/local/bin" ] ; then ^ from sourcing file ~/.profile called on standard input source: Error while reading file “/home/...
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PAM: Authentication failure

Pardon for dumb question, just getting started with Linux, and I think this multiple questions all rolled into one. I have setup a AWS Ubuntu machine. I am getting to that machine from Windows by ...
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Why do I automatically get a period (.) in my MANPATH?

I'm setting MANPATH to :bla, yet when I try to use it, its value has suddenly turned into .:bla and this completely changes the meaning of it.
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Snap applications don't show up after re-login using fish shell

On Ubuntu 18.04 I've changed my shell to fish via chsh -s `which fish` I've installed Maillspring and Visual Studio Code snap apps, they installed fine and could be launched from the dash initially,...
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Fish Shell Fatal Error : Not A Git Repository

I have been using Fish Shell for a while now, however, a day or two ago, this error started appearing on execution of every command within the shell: fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent ...
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How to remove the time stamp on the right side of the fish shell?

Simple question, I'd like to remove the time stamp on the right hand side of the fish shell terminal screen: On a sidenote, it would be even better to know how to customize it as in the image below:
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How to run installed oh my fish plugins?

I've successfully installed on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS fish shell and oh my fish. One of the main appeals of this shell, for me, is the set of optional plugins. I succesfully managed to install some ...
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Why do snap packages disappear when using the Fish shell?

If I take a clean install of Ubuntu 17.10, install a package via snap, and change my shell to fish, after logging in again the package is missing from gnome-shell's menu and from my favorites list. ...
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command not found when using nvm in fish shell

How can I run and use nvm inside a fish shell? I was previously using bash and switched to fish shell and now I'm unable to use nvm. most of the wrappers are not maintained. what other alternatives ...
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What are the primary differences between shells? [closed]

I was recently unable to answer what the differences between the fish shell and the bash shell were. Some of my questions deal with --> How come bash uses .bashrc and fish doesn't? I would really ...
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Change default shell when user not in /etc/passwd

Any ideas on how can I change the shell to fish? $ sudo usermod -s /usr/bin/fish jaan usermod: user 'jaan' does not exist in /etc/passwd $ getent passwd $USER jaan:x:15466:94:Jaan A:/home/jaan:/bin/...
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Windows CMD for Linux?

Let us assume that I am not in my right mind, as no one who has used a good shell like bash, fish or oh (or any of the other shells listed here) would want this. Nevertheless, seeing as one can have ...
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How to type a function using alias in fish shell?

# type repeat ;echo "this is a bash shell output" repeat is a function repeat () { local n i; n="$1"; shift; for ((i = 1; i <= "$n"; ++i)) do echo Date starting `date`;...
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Strange ls behaviour

When I type ls in home directory it shows names of directories with suffix / : Desktop/ examples.desktop Jupyter notebook/ peda/ Public/ and so on. So how can I fix it? EDIT: I use fish shell, type ...
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Where Fish Shell Contains own Aliases (functions) Files

I use Windows Linux Subsystem build on Ubuntu 14.04 in Windows 10. ➜ User lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Release: 14.04 ...
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Fish Powerline with status line at the bottom of the shell

I am trying to figure out how this guys manage to have the status line at the bottom of fish-shell as he shared here. https://github.com/yongjhih/rc/blob/master/art/screenshot-fish-powerline.png I ...
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zsh/fish filename autocompletion in bash

Actually, I'm running Bash, and I'll like to make a settle modification at the configuration. With zsh and fish, we have the opportunity to display files and directories when we press Tab. Is there a ...
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Define functions for multiple shells

I'm currently using fish shell. As I use frequently fish, zsh, bash, how could I define a function in one of them which will be available for all shell? Do I have to define them in .profile? Once I ...
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Display the date with Emacs editor

I'm trying to configure Today is 20/11/2016 with Emacs editor. I think the command date is located in \bin. Therefore, with the editor I wrote what is in the following image : I know it should be ...
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Fish shell as default [closed]

I'm trying to become the root on my terminal with sudo -i command, but the system display sudo: /usr/local/bin/fish: command not found. I tried to set the fish shell as default, but I got a problem. ...
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How can I bind my capslock key to a fish shell command, and disable its toggle-caps functionality?

I have recently switched to fish shell, and its autocomplete is really nice. However, I find myself wanting to use tab to use the complete_autocomplete feature, as opposed to when it's unambiguous. ...
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fish alias with a variable in the middle?

I have dyslexia so I use fish as my shell since it's great with prediction, correction and aliasing. I'm trying to figure out how to make an alias with a variable inside followed by the rest of the ...
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Problem when I changed Fish to default shell

So I tried to make Fish my default shell with the command: sudo chsh -s /usr/bin/fish 'myUsername' Now I get this every time that I launch my terminal: Unable to open universal variable file '/home/...
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Set bash as default shell with option to enter into fish

I've seen a few questions as to how to enter into bash while fish is the default shell. I actually want to do the opposite. I currently have fish as my default shell, but would like to return to bash ...
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'echo $SHELL' returns 'fish' when I'm using 'zsh' [duplicate]

First I installed fish and then I wanted to test zsh so I installed it. Actually I'm using zsh and it works perfect (at the moment): I can switch themes, enable plugins, etc... But when I do: echo $...
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midnight commander freezes on remote file copy over fish/ssh protocol

I'm using midnight commander (mc), version 4.8.1 shipped with Ubuntu. when I try to copy a file from remote ssh server over the fish/ssh protocol, mc freezes at 0%, and I had to terminate it. I tried ...
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Problem with powerline-shell in fish

I use console fish with powerline-shell. Does anybody know why I have this bug? These strange characters.
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Why is my default shell from /etc/passwd not started by terminals in a Unity session?

I'm trying to set fish as my default shell. It's installed on the system through apt-get and is listed in /etc/shells: > which fish /usr/bin/fish > grep fish /etc/shells /usr/bin/fish I used ...
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Setting paths in Fish like in Bash?

I've got this in my bash_profile, and I can't figure out the equivalent in Fish: export PATH=$PATH:~/Dev/ark/bin export PATH=$PATH:~/bin/ export PATH=$PATH:~/i386-elf/bin/ export GOPATH=~/Dev/gocode/ ...
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Difference between `sudo su` and `sudo fish` [duplicate]

I am running fish (Friendly Interactive Shell) as my standard shell in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than bash. I noticed the following behaviour and don't know, if any of these are the preferred one to gain ...
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Is there a good replacement for !! (bang bang) in fish?

I have recently been trying out fish shell, but one thing I keep running into is fish's lack of the !! command/builtin. I cannot seem to find a good alternative or replacement for fish. Does one ...
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Automatically running tmux in fish

I've recently changed my default shell to fish (from bash). I had tmux set up to run automatically whenever I opened the console with bash, but I'm not sure how to set it up with fish. I tried ...
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How to get color man pages under fish shell?

There seems to be a way to get man pages to display in color (see here. It involves setting environment variables associated with less and adding these definitions to .bashrc. I tried doing the same ...
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Cursor positioning using mouse in bash possible?

In Vim I can actually position the cursor in insert-mode using the mouse. So I assume this should (technically) also be enable-able for the bash. Is it possible? This would be quite useful at times ...
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Exit from fish shell

I have Fish setup as my default shell. I want to exit from fish to bash. How can I do that with opened fish shell?
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automatic start fish shell in terminal window

I would like to have separate shortcut at my desktop just for the fish shell, Having a command like that does not start a window with fish shell : gnome-terminal fish If there is no solution for ...
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fish shell: “shopt -s dotglob” analog

I'm trying to migrate from bash to fish. What is the fish's analog to shopt? I'm trying to imitate this line from my .bashrc: shopt -s dotglob # for mv * see hidden files
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How do I make Home and End work in PuTTY SSH with fish shell?

Years ago, an Ubuntu update broke this and I've never found a solution. I have fish as my default shell. Ubuntu 12.10 Locally (Gnome Terminal), Home and End keys work fine in both fish and bash. When ...
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Easy way to install CrashPlan

Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first ...
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fish shell can not tab complete

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and I have installed the fish shell recently from http://ridiculousfish.com/shell/ , and i am quite fond of it. But the downside of using it is, it gives me below sigsegv ...