Oil Alternatives

    Oil is described as 'new Unix shell. Why Create a New Unix Shell?'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Oil 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 Oil are fish (Free, Open Source), Zsh (Free, Open Source), IPython (Free, Open Source) and dash (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 23, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      A command-line shell like fish, complete with tab completion and syntax highlighting, but also POSIX compatibility. Made with Rust, featuring built-in zero configuration.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
      eltclsh (editline tcl shell) is an interactive shell for the TCL programming language. It provides command line editing, history browsing as well as variables and command completion thanks to editline features.
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