MSYS2 Alternatives

    MSYS2 is described as 'independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MSYS2 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and Android. The best alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MSYS2 are cmder (Free, Open Source), ConEmu (Free, Open Source), PowerShell (Free, Open Source) and MobaXterm (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 23, 2020

    1. Hamilton C shell™ 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.
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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/



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with working but slightly buggy support)

      Discontinued

      Latest release Sep. 9, 2008

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    2. csshX is a tool to allow simultaneous control of multiple SSH sessions. It will attempt to create an SSH session to each remote host in separate Terminal.app windows. A master window will also be created. All keyboard input in the master will be sent to all the slave windows.
    3. RustyBox is a free-range, non-GMO fork of BusyBox written entirely in Rust. It includes all your favorite commands like ls, mount, and top, but without a single line of C code!
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