Bash Editor

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2023-12 (4.30), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-03 (4.27), 2022-12 (4.26), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-06 (4.24), 2022-03 (4.23), 2021-12 (4.22), 2021-09 (4.21), 2021-06 (4.20), 2021-03 (4.19), 2020-12 (4.18), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), 2024-03 (4.31), 2024-06 (4.32), 2024-06 (4.33)

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Solution Description

This plugin is a bash script editor


  • Integrated bash debugger
  • Run bash scripts from IDE by configurable parameters, environment variables etc.
  • Adds a configurable "Open path in terminal" action in project and package explorer
  • Marks variable occurrences
  • Templates (some defaults + customizable)
  • Tasks (some defaults + customizable)
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Outline
    • Can be sorted alphabetical
    • Can open call hierarchy for a function (context menu)
  • Quick-Outline (CTRL + o )
  • Open referenced functions by hyperlink (script, project or even workspace scope possible)
  • Bash Call Hierarchy
  • Mark occurrences in editor by double click to
    • Variables
    • Functions
    • Feature can be toggled at toolbar ("Toggle Mark Occurrences (ALT+SHIFT+O)"
  • Validation
  • Simple code completion (keywords + existing words)
  • Colors can be customized. Also additional defaults for dark theme exists.
  • Bracket switching + highlighting
  • Block commenting (CTRL+7)
  • Auto bracket closing for []
  • Small
  • Tooltips for keywords (offline description + link to online information)
  • Works on Linux, Windows and Mac out of the box.
  • Save Actions
    • External Tool can be used for auto format on save, default is set to beautysh

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Categories: Editor, Tools

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2023-12 (4.30), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-03 (4.27), 2022-12 (4.26), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-06 (4.24), 2022-03 (4.23), 2021-12 (4.22), 2021-09 (4.21), 2021-06 (4.20), 2021-03 (4.19), 2020-12 (4.18), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), 2024-03 (4.31), 2024-06 (4.32), 2024-06 (4.33)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: Albert Tregnaghi

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 06:27

License: Apache 2.0

Date Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 04:48

Submitted by: Albert Tregnaghi

Date Ranking Installs Clickthroughs
July 2024 43/632 412 10
June 2024 38/681 923 29
May 2024 43/682 947 31
April 2024 43/687 1030 22
March 2024 36/694 1281 22
February 2024 41/687 884 285
January 2024 41/691 1045 23
December 2023 43/671 956 23
November 2023 47/686 979 27
October 2023 41/673 1077 24
September 2023 38/663 1163 15
August 2023 45/673 1036 29
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In my own installation I got still complains at startup about (old update site) not available... (eclipse auto updater). So I did remove the old update site location manually.

If you have the same problem, you can do this as well by opening Window->Preferences ennter "update" in search field and select "Available Software Sites" in tree. Here you can remove

Because of bintray sundown - see there was a need to change the update site.

The new location starting with version 2.6.0 is now

When you are using eclipse marketplace for installation the new update location will be automatically applied.

I installed bash editor in the following Eclipse Environment:

Your videos all show Debug which I can't find, and your support seems to assume that thed are there.   I looked fhrough your Support page, debug page, and videos for 3 days, but couldn't find the right information. 

Is it there and intigraged and I am just missing something?  Or does something need to be brought in from github or somewhere else?

Thank your for your time and nice editor.

In reply to by John Sellers

I just released version 2.6.0 on eclipse marketplace which does always show up debug view automatically when not already visible. So this should solve your problem.

If you have more questions or need support please create an issue at

In most editors in Eclipse (e.g., the Java editor), one can "clone editor" and end up with two editors to the same file (especially useful for editing different parts of the same file). In this application, using "clone editor" ends up with separate instances or something such that making changes in one editor instance are not reflected in other. Furthermore, it makes it such that one cannot switch editor instances if one has saved in one of them as the other is out of sync with the file system.


Hi ,

I am getting a timeout when attempting to install:


Created Time: 2018-05-28 14:10:33.171

Tue May 29 10:05:32 BST 2018
Unable to connect to repository https


Connection to failed on Connection timed out: connect. Retry attempt 0 started


In reply to by Shane Coyne

Hello scoyne,

I just tried a installation and all was working fine (Eclipse Oxygen 3) . Maybethis was a temporary problem or you have a network connection issue? Please try again.

If you have still any problems to open files with the editor, please report an issue at

Best wishes

In reply to by Jeffrey Hunter

Hello Jeffrey,

bash editor is tagged to support files with .sh ending (see ) also the editor associates itself with this ending on installation.

If you have already installed a plugin which does already associate itself with those files the bash editor will be not the main editor until you change it in preferences.

An example to associate the editor with dedicated file types can be found at…

If you have still any problems to open files with the editor, please report an issue at

Got below exception:

Unable to read repository at "//". PKIX path building failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

In reply to by Jude Huang

Hello Jude,

as mentioned in my reply to another comment at :

I have just installed the plugin to a fresh eclipse instance and got no problems. I did the installation at 2018-01-29 23:30 german time.

I think this must have been a temporary problem at bintray server certificates - or you have a proxy server which is not trusting bintray certificates? If you have still such problems please create an issue at 

Thank you


Hey there,

I got a certificate error while trying to install this script. I resolved that by adding the download URLdirectly into my eclipse and removing the s from https :)

Thanks for that editor, looks great so far ;)


In reply to by Steffen Erlecke

Hello Steffen,

I just tried it out by my own - I did following steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. Downloaded a complete new eclipse from
  2. Opened it in empty workspace
  3. Installed bash editor by eclipse marketplace client
  4. Got a typical warning about unsigned plugin installation - as normal because I currently do not sign my plugins
  5. Restart -> OK
  6. After eclipse restart bash editor plugin works as expected

So I am not sure, but this could be an temporary issue with bintray hosting site. Maybe the certificates were outdated at your installation.
As I said, I changed nothing and it worked well (from Germany). So you should be applet to add the "s" again ...

If you have still such problems please create an issue at


Thank you 


Hi Guys,

last little bugs are solved after I upgraded 1.5.1

I use this bash editor with various bash scripts, even a big script fo > 3500 lines.

Bash editor help me to keep clean and functional code.

The best bash editor over the world!



I found a little mismatch; see follow code

text="a b c"
read a b c<<<"$text
echo $a $b $c  # actual code, no here-document!

Bash editor does not recognize here-string (<<<) but it believes it is here-document (<<)

All the lines following <<< (in above example echo $a $b $c) are coloured as here-document until variable name (text in above example) is found.


In reply to by Antonio Vigliotti

Hello Antonio again,

at I found out that you have not closed your string and this is the reason why the syntax highlighting does not work. Never the less I found out that <<< was internally handled as heredoc and not as herestring. This is now fixed, but has no influence to your described problem.

Could you please sign in to github and discuss the problems at ? This is much more convenient than on marketplace and it will be inside product issue tracking (change mangement...)

Thank you

Great! I am happy to say the little bug was solved!

After upgraded bash editor I can see good syntax colors.

Thanks to Albert. I strong suggest to use this bash editor to write and update bash script. It is better than vi and better than other bash tools. This bash editor help to avoid stupid mistakes writing bash scripts.

Thanks, thanks.


I searched for bash editor and now I found this plugin.

It is good and very useful.

Could be upgarded to solve some little mistakes. In this piece of code, the second if statament  is not coloured

   if [ -f /etc/lsb-release -o -d /etc/lsb-release.d ]; then
        DIST=$(grep "DISTRIB_ID" /etc/lsb-release|awk -F"=" '{print $2}'|tr -d "\"', \n")
        if [ -z "$DIST" ]; then

Thanks for this plug-in