GnomeStack.Core 0.1.6

dotnet add package GnomeStack.Core --version 0.1.6
NuGet\Install-Package GnomeStack.Core -Version 0.1.6
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="GnomeStack.Core" Version="0.1.6" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add GnomeStack.Core --version 0.1.6
#r "nuget: GnomeStack.Core, 0.1.6"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install GnomeStack.Core as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=GnomeStack.Core&version=0.1.6

// Install GnomeStack.Core as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=GnomeStack.Core&version=0.1.6


Provides extended functionality for the .NET BCL such as invoking child processes painlessly, copying directories, environment variable substitution, password generation, useful extensions to string builder, option, and result monads.

The GnomeStack.Standard namespace is the std namespace where key classes are, most of which are static classes that can be imported like a module or use like a normal C# static class.

The GnomeStack.Standard makes it easier for C# scripting or a more functional approach to programming in C#.

The GnomeStack.Extra contains extension and convenience methods for the BCL and are isolated to avoid collisions with other libraries.

Both namespaces are meant to be used with the global Usings.cs file.

using static GnomeStack.Standard.Fs;



The Fs class contains methods for File and Directory with additional methods:

  • CatFiles - reads on or file files and returns a string
  • CopyDirectory - recursively copies directories and files.
  • EnumerateDirectoryMatches - evaluates glob patterns against directories.
  • EnumerateFileMatches - evaluates glob patterns against files.
  • EnumerateFileSystemInfoMatches - evaluates glob patterns against directories.
  • EnsureDirectory - creates a directory if it doesn't exist.
  • EnsureFile - creates a file it doesn't exist.
  • Match - evaluates a glob for matches.


The Ps class invokes child processes and has helper methods such as Which that determines if an executable is on the path.

using GnomeStack.Standard;

// elsewhere 
// executes and sends out standard out and standard error.
Ps.Exec("dotnet", "--version");
Ps.Exec("dotnet", new[] { "build", "-c", "Configuration"});

// captures standard out and standard error.
var output = Ps.Capture("dotnet", "build -c 'Configuration'");
Console.Log(output.StdOut); // readonly list of string

// use more of a builder pattern
var output2 = Ps.New("git")
    .WithStdOut(Stdio.Piped) // captures standard out


// chain command line calls
Ps.New("echo", "my test")
    .Pipe("grep", "test")


Environment is an extended version of System.Environment.

  • IsWindows
  • IsLinux
  • IsMacOS
  • IsWsl
  • Is64BitOs
  • IsPrivilegedProcess
  • ProcessArch
  • OsArch
  • Expand - Expand a template string with environment variables.
  • Vars - A variable property that is enumerable and has index get and set access.
  • Get - Gets an environment variable
  • TryGet - Tries to get the environment variable.
  • GetRequired - Gets the environment variable or throws.
  • Set - Sets the environment variable.
  • Has - Has the environment variable.
  • Remove - Removes the environment variable.
  • AddPath - Adds a path to the environment path variable.
  • GetPath - Gets the path environment value.
  • SetPath - Sets the path environment value;
  • HasPath - Determines if a path already exists in the environment path variable.
  • RemovePath - Removes a path from the environment path variable.
Environment.SetEnvironmentVariable("WORD", "World");

var result = Env.Expand("Hello %WORD%");
assert.Equal("Hello World", result);

var result2 = Env.Expand("Hello ${WORD}");
assert.Equal("Hello World", result2);
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A cryptography library for GnomeStackFx to help with encryption for automation purposes.


DotEnv library for .NET that includes expanding variables and does not use regex.


Provides abstractions for secret vaults to enable switching out vaults in an application and provides a default null provider.

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Version Downloads Last updated
0.1.6 204 1/27/2024
0.1.5 170 1/18/2024
0.1.3 495 12/6/2023
0.1.2 433 11/13/2023
0.1.1 301 10/31/2023
0.1.0 203 10/18/2023


## 0.1.6

- Lib GnomeStack.Core reverted Env back to older API.

## 0.1.5

- Move source to from
- Rework the Result and Option types to use classes rather than structs to help with
 inheritance and allowing for replace and take methods.
- May added ValueResult and ValueOption at a later date.
- The the none generic result is `Result<Nil, Error>`.
- The result with one generic type is `Result<T, Error>`.
- Make Error the default TError type and rework Error to track
 the underlying exception if one was used to create the Error.
- Add GnomeStack.Extras.Functional with ToOption and ToResult extension
- Move to using PolyFill library rather than using internal polyfills
 which decrease code to support.

## 0.1.2

- Move Color and Ansi namespaces to Fmt.Ansi and Fmt.Color.
- Fix Rgb methods on Standard.Ansi to applying Ansi codes to text when Ansi
 Mode is none like the rest of the Ansi methods.
- Add Map and MapError to Result module.
- Changes Result.ThrowIfError to return result instead of unwrapping
 the value.
- Changed PsCommand to be more of a builder pattern or allows to
 the implementation of PsArgs and executable to be changed.
- Added PsCommand to various Ps methods to make it easier to pass in
 objects that represent cli commands to be executed.
- Added ResourcePath class to help with common use case of strings
 that use '/', ':', or '.' as separator to navigate hierarchical
 objects or data.  

## 0.1.1

- Add Symbol struct for js/ruby like symbols of interned strings.
- Add Fs.ChangeOwner function to (chown) change the owner of a file.
- Add Fs.ChangeMode function to (chmod) change the mode of a file.
- Add Diagnostics.PsPathRegistry to store executable paths and
 and fallback paths to search for executables for different platforms.
 - Useful for post installation of executables.
 - Useful for common install locations for user folders or system folders.
 - Useful for overriding the default location for an executable through
   environment variables or lookup paths.

## 0.1.0 initial creation