Jenkins : Shells

On Windows using cmd.exe can be a burden. Fortunately, Jenkins allows the use of alternative shells.

A different shell can be used for each "Execute shell" build step of a job - even on Windows.

Note the inline help for the "Execute shell" build step type.

Examples of "Execute shell" build steps for Windows using Python as the shell:

print 1
print 1

 Note that you can also pass parameters to the shell, like:

#!python.exe -u
#From "python -h": -u     : unbuffered binary stdout and stderr (also PYTHONUNBUFFERED=x)
print 1