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NirCmd is described as 'small utility that allows you to do many useful tasks from command-line, without displaying any user interface: change your display settings, turn off your monitor, open the door of your CD-ROM drive, and more' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are nine alternatives to NirCmd for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is F2KO CMD Tools, which is free. Other great apps like NirCmd are TWAPI, WinParrot, NEC Brightness Controller and Tron.

NirCmd alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Shells or Task Automation Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NirCmd.
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  • Windows

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  1. F2KO CMD Tools

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A bunch of command line tools for Windows for tasks ranging from encryption to simulating key presses and mouse clicks. Each tool is its own .exe file.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceF2KO CMD Tools either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ PortableF2KO CMD Tools can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    TWAPI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    The Tcl Windows API (TWAPI) extension provides Tcl bindings to the Windows API. It provides, among other things, the functionality required to simulate mouse clicks, key presses, etc. for the purpose of automation.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingTWAPI supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    WinParrot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Free software for easily automate your recurring tasks.

    ⚫︎ PortableWinParrot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    NEC Brightness Controller

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Brightness Controller easily allows windows users to set the brightness level of your LCD screen (It is very useful when your screen doesn't allow settings to be remembered without having to push many buttons on your screen!).

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    Discontinued

    Last version, 1.0.0, was released on 2003. It is no more available on the official website, but it can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine. It works on Windows 7 too.

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  5. Tron

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Tron is a console application which simulates user intervention for otherwise unscriptable applications.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingTron supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9.10, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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  6. Batch MessageBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This is a tiny hack to display message boxes from Windows batch files and command line programs. There are many like it but the developer didn't find any that was open source, non-copyleft and had no external dependencies (.NET Framework, GTK+, etc.).

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceBatch MessageBox either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ PortableBatch MessageBox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Wizmo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Wizmo is a multi-purpose, miscellaneous Windows function, "catch all" with a growing list of uncommon but useful features and capabilities.

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  8. xdialog

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Xdialog is designed to be a drop in replacement for the "dialog" or "cdialog" programs. It converts any terminal based program into a program with an X-windows interface. The dialogs are easier to see and use while adding even more functionalities (e.g.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacexdialog either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  9. Annoyed again because one of your apps is offscreen? Do you have to struggle with keyboard shortcuts, to bring it back or do they not work again? Borderline moves all windows back into the screen bounds.

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