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Hamilton C shell Alternatives

Hamilton C shell is described as '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 a Shell 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, MSYS2, Windows Command Prompt and TCC/LE.

Hamilton C shell alternatives are mainly Shells but may also be Terminal Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hamilton C shell.
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  1. PowerShell icon

    PowerShell

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to PowerShell 

    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.

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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.

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    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Shell
    • Windows
    31 alternatives to 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 Unix-like environment.

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    1.  Command line interfaceCygwin either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Cygwin terminals running on Windows 7


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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    38 alternatives to MSYS2 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceMSYS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Support for scriptingMSYS2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Windows Command Prompt

    • Windows
    40 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceWindows Command Prompt either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Support for scriptingWindows Command Prompt supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWindows Command Prompt can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      A picture of cmd, with the name blacked out.
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      TCC/LE

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      21 alternatives to TCC/LE 

      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.

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      1.  Support for scriptingTCC/LE supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
      2.  Command line interfaceTCC/LE either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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        win-bash

        • Windows
        34 alternatives to 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 can be used as a input shell as well as an inte.

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        1.  Command line interfacewin-bash either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
        Discontinued

        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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        PyCmd

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Windows
        11 alternatives to 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.

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        1.  Command line interfacePyCmd either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
          File- and command- completion in action
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          CMD++

          • FreeOpen Source
          • Windows
          28 alternatives to 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 type arguments).

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          Discontinued

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

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          Penteract CMD GUI Creator

          • FreeProprietary
          • Windows
          17 alternatives to Penteract CMD GUI Creator 

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

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          1.  Command line interfacePenteract CMD GUI Creator either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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