Sheldon is a fast, configurable, command-line tool to manage your shell plugins.

How does it work?

Plugins are specified in a TOML configuration file and Sheldon renders an install script using user configurable handlebars templates.

A ~/.zshrc or ~/.bashrc that uses Sheldon simply contains the following.

source <(sheldon source)

Sheldon can manage GitHub or Git repositories, Gists, arbitrary remote scripts or binaries, local plugins, and inline plugins. Plugins are installed and updated in parallel and as a result Sheldon is blazingly fast.

Source code

Sheldon is open source and you can find the code on GitHub.


Sheldon and its source code is licensed under either of

at your option.