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Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell. Write and mix sh/Python code in Xonsh (pronounced conch). More information:

  • Start an interactive shell session:


  • Execute a single command and then exit:

xonsh -c "{{command}}"

  • Run commands from a script file and then exit:

xonsh {{path/to/script_file.xonsh}}

  • Define environment variables for the shell process:

xonsh -D{{name1}}={{value1}} -D{{name2}}={{value2}}

  • Load the specified .xonsh or .json configuration files:

xonsh --rc {{path/to/file1.xonsh}} {{path/to/file2.json}}

  • Skip loading the .xonshrc configuration file:

xonsh --no-rc