the xonsh shell¶
Xonsh is a Python-ish, BASHwards-looking shell language and command prompt. The language is a superset of Python 3.4+ with additional shell primitives that you are used to from Bash and IPython. It works on all major systems including Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. Xonsh is meant for the daily use of experts and novices alike.
At a glance
Configuration & Setup:
Xonsh is significantly different from most other shells or shell tools. The following table lists features and capabilities that various tools may or may not share.
|Native cross-platform support||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Meant as a shell||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Large standard library||✓||✓||✓|
|Syntax highlighting||✓||in notebook||w/ prompt-toolkit|
|Pun in name||✓||✓||✓|
Xonsh currently has the following external dependencies,
- Python v3.4+
- PLY (optional, included with xonsh)
- prompt-toolkit (optional)
- Jupyter (optional)
- setproctitle (optional)
- distro (optional)
We highly encourage contributions to xonsh! If you would like to contribute, it is as easy as forking the repository on GitHub, making your changes, and issuing a pull request. If you have any questions about this process don’t hesitate to ask the mailing list (email@example.com).