Hamilton C shell Alternatives

    Hamilton C shell is described as '™ is a complete Unix shell environment for Windows, including all the important utilities, mv, cp, rm, more, grep, fgrep, head, tail, diff, sed, cron, tar and so on. There’s even a real chown, a real su (super user) and a sudo alias to run a command elevated' and is an app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to Hamilton C shell for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hamilton C shell are Cygwin (Free, Open Source), MSYS2 (Free, Open Source), Windows Command Prompt (Paid) and TCC/LE (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 17, 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.
      PowerShell vs Hamilton C shell opinions
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      Completely different language style. Very long command names in powershell, very short in C shell. Character stream piping in the C shell, structured objects in powershell.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    2. 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.

    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.

    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. 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.
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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 https://sourceforge.net/projects/cmdpp/files/

    8. Create GUIs for command line commands. Then drag files in to get their paths. And click buttons to choose switches.
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