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Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell

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xonsh is a Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell language and command prompt.

The language is a superset of Python 3.6+ with additional shell primitives. xonsh (pronounced conch) is meant for the daily use of experts and novices alike.

What is xonsh?

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First steps

Install xonsh from pip:

python -m pip install 'xonsh[full]'

And visit for more information:


Xonsh has the certain term for extensions and additional materials - xontrib - the short version of “contribution” word.

Projects that use xonsh or compatible

  • gitsome: Supercharged Git/shell autocompleter with GitHub integration.

  • xxh: Using xonsh wherever you go through the SSH.

  • rever: Cross-platform software release tool.

  • Regro autotick bot: Regro Conda-Forge autoticker.

Jupyter-based interactive notebooks via xontrib-jupyter:

The xonsh shell community

The xonsh shell is developed by a community of volunteers. There are few ways to help the xonsh shell:

We welcome new contributors!

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