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Candela is a simple shell-building system that uses python and curses to help developers create customized command line interfaces. It has a simple interface, is well documented, and allows developers to take command-based tools to the next level of complexity and usability.


   Commands are 100% python and can run aribtrary code
   Commands can run code in secondary threads for asynchronous operation
   Customizable tab completion hooks for command arguments
   Customizable key event callbacks for reacting to each keypress event
   Responsive layout for smaller terminals
   Numerous built-in command templates
   Simple command syntax and help system
   "stickers" allow persistent information display
   Automatically generated command validation
   Up/Down arrows cycle through history
   Copy/Paste, insert text mode
   Easy transitions between menus
   Supports both named and positional command arguments


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