Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hilbish POSIX compliant?

No, it is not. POSIX compliance is a non-goal. Perhaps in the future, someone would be able to write a native plugin to support shell scripting (which would be against it’s main goal, but ….)

Windows Support?

It compiles for Windows (CI ensures it does), but otherwise it is not directly supported. If you’d like to improve this situation, checkout the discussion .

Where is the API documentation?

The builtin doc command supplies all documentation of Hilbish provided APIs. This will be on the website in the near future.


Hilbish emerged from the desire of a Lua configured shell. It was the initial reason that it was created, but now it’s more: to be hyper extensible, simpler and more user friendly.