Something Unique.

Hilbish is the new interactive shell for Lua fans.
Extensible, scriptable, configurable: All in Lua.

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Why Hilbish?

Simple and Easy Scripting

Hilbish is configured and scripted in the Lua programming language. This removes all the old, ugly things about Shell script and introduces everything good about Lua, including other languages (Moonscript & Fennel).

History and Completion Menus

Hilbish provides the user with proper menus for completions, history searching. Want to see your previous commands? Hit Ctrl-R.

Tons of Features, and More to Come

Hilbish offers a bunch of features to make your interactive shell experience rich. Things like syntax highlighting and hinting available via the Lua API.

* Command hints shown in photo are not default.

Why not just Lua?

Hilbish is your interactive shell as well as a just a Lua interpreter and enhanced REPL.

Try It Today!

Hilbish is known to run on the 3 major platforms (Windows, MacOS, Linux) but likely builds on other Unixes!
Windows doesn't work as well as it should, so if you're a Windows user, say something!