Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Use Shell Editor for Eclipse for editing bash, ksh, csh in Unix/Linux system

I found ShellEd when googling for any shell editor. It was trouble at first because there's no  how-to that directs me, where I expect to have a direct link that I can copy-en-paste to my Eclipse for installation.

So what I did, I download ShellEd (as of this writing file version from and install, as required, the Linux Tools. After installing Linux Tools, I then locate thru archive the ShellEd zip file and install it successfully. It works good and I feel satisfied with this cool tool to be embedded in eclipse.

The sample attached shell script is from JBoss twiddle. It does supports syntax highlighting, intellisense which is cool. Hope this helps.


Anonymous said...

How do you install ShellEd ?

I mean I have never installed an eclipse plugin from a zip (local) file. I have always used an update site.


tiga2001 said...
That's the wiki for ShellEd

Anonymous said...


This plugin cant be installed on Eclipse Juno due to the following error :
Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
Software being installed: ShellEd (
Missing requirement: ShellEd UI Plug-in (net.sourceforge.shelled.ui requires 'bundle 0.0.0' but it could not be found


Shailesh singh Chauhan said...


from here

i found
I have found to be easier to install
After installing Linux Man page, install ShellEd from the above link.

go Help => install new software => Add
Name: ShellEd

Restart eclipse
close and reopen andy shell file and voala syntax highlighing will be there!!!
Note that ShellEd does not create a new Perspective though.
But *.sh, *.bash, *.csh, *.ksh and few other sh file extentions are associated to ShellEd.

and this works for me

Rudolf Mayer said...

Correct update site for installing via the Eclipse "Help->Install new Software" so is now at