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  • Cygwin icon

    Cygwin

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the...

    Open Source Windows

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    cmder

    Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with the Monokai color scheme and a custom prompt layout. Looking sexy...

    Open Source Windows clink ConEmu Windows Command Prompt PowerShell

  • GNOME Terminal icon

    GNOME Terminal

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • iTerm2 icon

    iTerm2

    This is a fork of the iTerm project hosted on Sourceforge, the development of which has been languishing for a while. iTerm2 is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa. We are aiming at providing users...

    Open Source Mac

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    MinGW

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a complete Open Source programming toolset which is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows (x86)...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Yakuake

    Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Windows Command Prompt icon

    Windows Command Prompt

    Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems. It is the counterpart of COMMAND.COM in DOS and Windows...

    Commercial Windows

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    Console

    Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-06-12. Forked alternative: http://alternativeto.net/software/consolez/
  • Terminal icon

    Terminal

    The built in terminal window on Mac OS. Totally not bloated, does what it should in a 'lean but mean' way.

    Free Mac

  • gow

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX applications compiled as native win32 binaries. It is designed to be...

    Open Source Windows

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    MSYS2

    Description MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software. The name is a contraction of Minimal...

    Open Source Windows

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    mintty

    Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team. It can be downloaded from the main site or it can be installed through Cygwins setup.exe program, where it can be found in the...

    Open Source Windows

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    ConsoleZ

    console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.

    Open Source Windows

  • PowerCmd icon

    PowerCmd

    A command prompt replacement for Windows that arranges command line windows in a graphical, tabbed user interface. Other features include saving and restoring sessions, text editing capabilities, bookmarks, a searchbar, a customizable...

    Commercial Windows

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    rxvt-unicode

    Rxvt-unicode is a highly customizable terminal emulator forked from rxvt. Commonly known as urxvt, rxvt-unicode can be daemonized to run clients within a single process in order to minimize the use of system resources. Developed by...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    TCC/LE

    The most powerful Windows console command line tools and batch scripting solution available. Create batch file commands and Windows batch files that you can use every day - for everything from launching applications to serious file...

    Freemium Windows

  • Pantheon Terminal icon

    Pantheon Terminal

    A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration. It's just a terminal, nothing more, nothing less. Designed for elementary OS.

    Open Source Linux

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    LXTerminal

    LXTerminal is the standard terminal emulator of LXDE. The terminal is a desktop-independent VTE-based terminal emulator for LXDE without any unnecessary dependency. LXTerminal supports multiple tabs. All instances of program share...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • PyCmd icon

    PyCmd

    PyCmd is a smart command prompt extension for Windows cmd.exe; its purpose is to emulate a few power features of UNIX shells (decent Tab-completion, persistent history, etc.) while remaining 100% compatible with the cmd.exe syntax.

    Open Source Windows

  • PASH

    PowerShell open source reimplementation for "others" (Mac, Linux, Solaris, etc...) and Windows (including Windows Mobile and Windows CE).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Solaris

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    win-bash

    win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage). The goal of the win-bash project is to finish the port to Windows and provide a full functional bash.exe binary for windows nt and derived systems. win-bash...

    Open Source Windows

  • Take Command icon

    Take Command

    The most powerful Windows console command line tools and batch scripting solution available. Create batch file commands and Windows batch files that you can use every day - for everything from launching applications to serious file...

    Commercial Windows

  • Terminix icon

    Terminix

    Terminix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Colorconsole icon

    Colorconsole

    ColorConsole brings a little color to your black and white world of Windows console . One can save many hand moves and also time! An installation of ColorConsole is not required and can be executed easily from the desktop. ...

    Free Windows

  • iTerm icon

    iTerm

    iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa.

    Open Source Mac

  • Black Screen icon

    Black Screen

    Black Screen is a terminal emulator for the 21st century. Unlike most emulators, it uses HTML and CSS for its UI (exactly as Atom does), which means we can stop misusing unicode characters and make a better looking terminal with...

    Open Source Mac Electron / Atom Shell GitHub

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    CMD++

    CMD++ is a command line program, which was devoloped as alternative to the Windows (R) console. You can use it at public places (eg. at school) when the native console is locked but you do need to run a program in the console (eg. to...

    Open Source Windows

  • ROXTerm icon

    ROXTerm

    ROXTerm: a full-featured VTE terminal emulator.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • MacTerm icon

    MacTerm

    MacTerm (was MacTelnet) on OS X is now a complete replacement for Terminal, allowing access to both local and remote applications. Its many features include powerful terminals (with or without tabs), a very flexible preferences...

    Open Source Mac

  • Cash icon

    Cash

    Cash is a cross-platform implementation of Unix shell commands written in pure ES6. Think Cygwin, except: - No native compiling - No ugly DLLs - Works in any terminal - 1/15th of the size Runs using Node.js

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    RXVT

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last updated in 2013.
  • mrxvt

    Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with working but slightly buggy support)

    Open Source Linux

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Microsoft has open sourced PowerShell, now available for Mac OS and Linux

Comment by bharatsuneja
about PowerShell Aug 2016

PowerShell inventor Jeffrey Snover announced Microsoft has open sourced PowerShell and it's available for Mac OS, Ubuntu and Cent OS now. See http://aka.ms/pslinux and downloads on GitHub at http://aka.ms/getpowershell

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