Cash Alternatives

    Cash is described as 'cross-platform implementation of Unix shell commands written in pure ES6' and is an app in the Development category. There are eight alternatives to Cash for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Git and Cygwin. The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cash are MobaXterm (Freemium), Cygwin (Free, Open Source), MinGW (Free, Open Source) and Babun (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.
    2. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.
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    3. 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 Unix-like environment.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Git
      • Cygwin
      • zsh
      Would you like to use a linux-like console on a Windows host without a lot of fuzz? Try out babun!

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.0, released in July 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Here are some ports of common GNU utilities to native Win32. In this context, native means the executables do only depend on the Microsoft C-runtime (msvcrt.dll) and not an emulation layer like that provided by Cygwin tools.
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    4. Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively.

      Discontinued

      Not developed anymore, last news are from 2014.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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 type arguments).

      Discontinued

      last release in 2009 per sourceforge. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/cmdpp/files/

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