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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?

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

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First steps

Install xonsh from pip:

python -m pip install 'xonsh[full]'

And visit for more information:


Projects that use xonsh

  • gitsome: A 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.

The xonsh shell community

The xonsh shell is developed by a community of volunteers and has no organization that can get grants, donations or additional support. There are two major ways to help the xonsh shell: to spread the good word about xonsh in the world (write a tweet) and to help improve the xonsh shell (solve a popular issue or a good first issue). We welcome new contributors!