Rune is the interactive command line interpreter for E code.
Setting up rune
Windows: Copy the file
rune.bat and edit the settings in the file.
Hint: If you plan on using rune a lot, you should try Console, a Windows console window enhancement
rune and edit it.
Add execute rights to the file by entering
chmod a+x rune.
You should now be able to execute rune and get an interactive shell.
As an alternative, rune can be started using the java executable:
$ java -jar e.jar --rune
Running an E script from rune
There are several ways to start an E script using rune.
Calling the "rune" script explicitly
Given that the "rune" script is on your PATH, you can give the name of the .e script as a command line argument to rune:
$ rune [options...] example.e [args...]
The additional args after
example.e are available from within
example.e as the value of the expression
For more information on the options, do
$ rune --help
Calling the "rune" shell script implicitly
On the unix/linux/mac/cygwin platforms, you can place
#!/usr/bin/env rune on the first line of example.e, make example.e executable, and use it directly as a command:
$ example.e [args...]
On cygwin, text files beginning with a "#!" are automatically considered executable.
Calling the "rune" function from within a running E system
You can start the script directly from the E command prompt, which can save some time because the running Java VM is used:
Launching from the desktop
Currently on Windows only, you can double click on the shortcut icon for
example.e in the file explorer (desktop).
The interactive E interpreter does not provide command history. Under windows, the shell has its own command history, which can be used by pressing the up and down arrow keys. If your system does not provide command history, you can try rlwrap.