Xonsh Save

:shell: Python-powered shell. Full-featured and cross-platform.

Project README


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**xonsh** is a Python-powered shell. Full-featured and cross-platform. The language is a superset of Python 3.6+ with additional shell primitives.  Xonsh word was made from *conch* (🐚, *@*) and indicates belonging to the command shells world.

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    • Xonsh is the Shell
    • Xonsh is Python
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      cd $HOME

      id $(whoami)

      cat /etc/passwd | grep root > ~/root.txt

      $PROMPT = '@ '

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      2 + 2

      var = "hello".upper()

      import json; json.loads('{"a":1}')

      [i for i in range(0,10)]

    • Xonsh is the Shell in Python
    • Xonsh is Python in the Shell
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      len($(curl -L https://xon.sh))



      id = $(@json docker ps --format json)['ID']

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      name = 'foo' + 'bar'.upper() echo @(name) > /tmp/@(name)

      ls @(input('file: '))

      aliases['e'] = 'echo @(2+2)' aliases['a'] = lambda args: print(args)

If you like xonsh, :star: the repo, write a tweet_ and stay tuned by watching releases.

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First steps

Install xonsh from pip:

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python -m pip install 'xonsh[full]'

And visit https://xon.sh for more information:

  • Installation <https://xon.sh/contents.html#installation>_ - using packages, docker or AppImage.
  • Tutorial <https://xon.sh/tutorial.html>_ - step by step introduction in xonsh.


Xonsh has an extension/plugin system. We call these additions xontribs.

  • Xontribs on Github <https://github.com/topics/xontrib>_
  • Awesome xontribs <https://github.com/xonsh/awesome-xontribs>_
  • Core xontribs <https://xon.sh/api/_autosummary/xontribs/xontrib.html>_
  • Create a xontrib step by step from template <https://github.com/xonsh/xontrib-template>_

Projects that use xonsh or compatible

  • gitsome <https://github.com/donnemartin/gitsome>_: Supercharged Git/shell autocompleter with GitHub integration.
  • xxh <https://github.com/xxh/xxh>_: Using xonsh wherever you go through the SSH.
  • rever <https://regro.github.io/rever-docs/>_: Cross-platform software release tool.
  • Regro autotick bot <https://github.com/regro/cf-scripts>_: Regro Conda-Forge autoticker.
  • zoxide <https://github.com/ajeetdsouza/zoxide>_: A smarter cd command.
  • any-nix-shell <https://github.com/haslersn/any-nix-shell>_: xonsh support for the nix run and nix-shell environments of the Nix package manager.
  • Starship <https://starship.rs/>_: Cross-shell prompt.
  • x-cmd <https://www.x-cmd.com/>_: x-cmd is a vast and interesting collection of tools guided by the Unix philosophy.

Jupyter-based interactive notebooks via xontrib-jupyter <https://github.com/xonsh/xontrib-jupyter>_:

  • Jupyter and JupyterLab <https://jupyter.org/>_: Interactive notebook platform.
  • euporie <https://github.com/joouha/euporie>_: Terminal based interactive computing environment.
  • Jupytext <https://jupytext.readthedocs.io/>_: Clear and meaningful diffs when doing Jupyter notebooks version control.

The xonsh shell community

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

  • Solve a popular issue <https://github.com/xonsh/xonsh/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc>_ or high priority issue <https://github.com/xonsh/xonsh/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Apriority-high+sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc>_ or a good first issue <https://github.com/xonsh/xonsh/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3A%22good+first+issue%22+sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc>. You can start with the Developer guide <https://xon.sh/devguide.html>.
  • Take an idea <https://github.com/xonsh/xontrib-template/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Aidea+sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc>_ and create a new xontrib <https://github.com/xonsh/xontrib-template#why-use-this-template>_.
  • Become xonsh core by deep diving into xonsh and improve the threading and subprocess logic.
  • Become a sponsor to xonsh <https://github.com/sponsors/xonsh>_.
  • Write a tweet_, post or an article to spread the good word about xonsh in the world.
  • Give a star to xonsh repository and to xontribs <https://github.com/topics/xontrib>_ you like.

We welcome new contributors!

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  • Thanks to Zulip <https://zulip.com/>_ for supporting the xonsh community!
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