clink Alternatives

    clink is described as 'Clink enhances your productivity in Microsoft Windows' "cmd.exe"' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to clink for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like clink are fish (Free, Open Source), Windows Command Prompt (Paid), TCC/LE (Freemium) and WindTerm (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 4, 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. Fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux.
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    3. 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.
    4. TCC/LE is a complete CMD replacement, and is compatible with your existing Windows command prompt and CMD batch files, while adding thousands of new features.
    5. A professional SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell/Sftp client for DevOps.
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    6. win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage).


      The project is no longer developed since 2016. Last version, 1.1, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    7. 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 toolbar, etc.
    8. Bash-like shell based on Clojure.
    9. 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 management and scripting.
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      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).


      last release in 2009 per sourceforge. See

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