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tako is not "sh"-compatible, but rather is designed to provide an intuitive interface for common shell operations (to reduce time spent looking up how to do things in Bash/sed/awk).
There are three equally valid ways of looking at tako: it is a shell with a sane scripting language, and/or it is Python with extra syntax to make running external commands easier, and/or it is a stripped-down version of xonsh (you can see some of the differences here).
A short list of nice features:
Details of how to use and/or customize tako are available from the documentation page. In the meantime, here is a quick (~5 minutes) demo, demonstrating some features of tako:
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The contents of this page are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The web site is available online at https://takoshell.org, or as a Tor "onion service" at http://takoezpr7wxrc7d6.onion or http://tehbemfqolualhxwkyimu3bdob5s4hkrfuwbwxzbblncjy2j2owgolqd.onion.
The source code for the web site is available in a git repository:
git clone git://hz.mit.edu/takoshell.org.git.