[Short Tip] Get data type in Nushell

Nushell supports multiple data types. If you get lost what exact data type you are working with just right now, the describe command can help:

❯ echo 1 | describe
integer

❯ echo "1" | describe
string

Unfortunately right now it does not support structured data types like “list” or “table”. Hopefully that will be added in the future:

❯ echo [a b c] | describe
───┬─────────────────────
 0 │ string 
 1 │ string 
 2 │ string 
───┴─────────────────────

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