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Janetsh Alternatives

Janetsh is described as 'A new system shell that uses the Janet Language for high level scripting while also supporting the things we love about sh' and is a Shell. There are more than 10 alternatives to Janetsh for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, BSD, Windows and Cygwin. The best alternative is GNU Bourne Again SHell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Janetsh are Zsh, fish, IPython and Nu Shell.

Janetsh alternatives are mainly Shells but may also be Terminal Emulators or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Janetsh.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, that will appear in the GNU operating system. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.

    Bash using the ls command
  2. Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells most resembles the Korn shell (ksh); its compatibility with the 1988 Korn shell has been gradually increasing.

    zsh suggestions in action


  3. fish icon

    fish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux.

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    IPython

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    IPython is an interactive shell for the Python programming language that offers enhanced introspection, additional shell syntax, syntax highlighting, tab completion and rich history. It is a component of the SciPy package.

    Normal startup
  5. Nu Shell icon

    Nu Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    This project has reached a minimum-viable product level of quality. While contributors dogfood it as their daily driver, it may be unstable for some commands. Future releases will work fill out missing features and improve stability.

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  6. DASH Shell icon

    DASH Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    DASH is a POSIX-compliant implementation of /bin/sh that aims to be as small as possible. It does this without sacrificing speed where possible. In fact, it is significantly faster than bash (the GNU Bourne-Again SHell) for most tasks. DASH stands for Debian Almquist Shell.

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    the xonsh shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Xonsh is a Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell language and command prompt. The language is a superset of Python 3.4+ with additional shell primitives that you are used to from Bash and IPython. It works on all major systems including Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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    Levinux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Levinux – A Tiny Version of Linux for Education.

    What does Levinux look like?

When you double-click the launch script, a black window that looks much like this will pop up. The first time you run Levinux, it will “inflate” by hitting a software repository to pull down a webserver and an SSH server. You need an Internet connection and not-too-restrictive firewall for this to work correctly.
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    Xiki

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Xiki makes the command line friendlier and more powerful. Xiki Shell (xsh) lets you use Xiki from command line, in a way that augments your current favorite shell (bash or zsh).

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    win-bash

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage).

    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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