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Submission + - xsh: The revolutionary new shell that augments your shell (

trogdoro writes: Xsh is a new shell. It augments your existing shell (bash or zsh, etc.) with hundreds of features. Incrementally filter command output, and navigate files like you're in a GUI. There are some mind-blowing demos in the video, where it's doing GUI-looking things, but is still in your shell. It's part of the Xiki project, introduces a new way of interacting with it that we are all familiar with (typing commands).

Comment Re:What's old is new again ... (Score 5, Informative) 176

There's a simple metaphor of "text-in, text-out" that xiki stays true to. It interacts with shell commands, scripts, text files, just about anything. You can call a shell command directly, wrap some lightweight code around it let its output be interactive, or wrap a full script around it. > it is rarely intended to be used by the shell itself I'm going to be post a new video very soon showing a new way of jumping quickly back and forth between your standard shell and Xiki, and making them work together, which I think is a missing piece that solves some of the awkwardness you allude to. I wish I'd gotten it out there before this thread!

Comment Re:Ho.. hum (Score 5, Informative) 176

Indeed. It's been out there, and I've been doing live demos of it for years. At RubyConf, QCon, Strange Loop, and about 20 usergroup presentations. The problem is the installer sucks, and people are confused by how to start using it, which the Kickstarter is meant to address. I'm going to post a new video showing some progress on addressing the latter issue very soon.

Submission + - The Next Big Thing in FOSS, according to the author of Linux Cookbook (

trogdoro writes: Command-line lovers, allow me to introduce you to Xiki, the incredibly interactive, flexible, and revolutionary command shell. I do not use the word "revolutionary" lightly. The command shell has not advanced all that much since the ancient days of Unix. Xiki is a giant leap forward. If you're looking for the Next Big Thing in FOSS, Xiki is it.

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