PowerShell Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to PowerShell for Linux. Explore 21 Linux apps like PowerShell, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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. If you're looking for more info about PowerShell like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 4:20:00 PM

Alternatives to PowerShell for Linux with any license

  • PuTTY

    PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port. A simple, lightweight client for connecting to a Linux shell from your Windows machine!

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ReactOS

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  • Hyper

    Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian. For developers, extensions are universal Node.js modules loaded by both Electron and the renderer process.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • MinGW

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a complete Open Source programming toolset which is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows (x86) applications, which do not depend on any 3rd-party C-Runtime DLLs. MinGW compilers provide access to the functionality of the Microsoft C runtime and some language-specific runtimes.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • GNOME Terminal

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • fish

    Fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux. Finally, a command line shell for the 90s. The new fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family. With autosuggestions, VGA color, man-page completions, web configuration, and threading.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Yakuake

    Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide back up when the key is pressed again. Yakuake, in the same way as Kate, KDevelop and Konqueror, relies on Konsole to offer the terminal functionality, embedding it in the application as a KPart component.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Tilix

    Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows. - Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop. - Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • upterm

    Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron. Also, unlike most of the emulators you can meet nowadays it uses HTML and CSS for its UI (exactly as Atom does), which means we can stop misusing unicode characters and make a better looking terminal with appropriate tools. Autocompletion Upterm shows the autocompletion box as you type and tries to be smart about what to suggest.

    • Discontinued Deprecated since May 20, 2019. Maintainer suggests using Hyper instead.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Kitty terminal

    Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator. It offloads rendering to the GPU and uses OpenGL for fast, cross-platform performance with built-in tiling layouts as well as graphic, unicode and font ligature support. FEATURES - Supports all modern terminal features: graphics (images), unicode, true-color, OpenType ligatures, mouse protocol, focus tracking, bracketed paste and more.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Terminus

    Terminus is an Electron-based terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.

    • Great looking, fast, convenient. Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Pantheon Terminal

    A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration. It's just a terminal, nothing more, nothing less. Designed for elementary OS.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • TEXTREME

    TEXTREME is a lively, animated text editor with the feel of a retro videogame complete with sounds and game-like visual effects. The screen shakes as you type while particle effects decorate new characters. Hit backspace and any characters you delete are sent flying off the screen. It's a unique editing experience for the gamer in all of us.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • RXVT

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

    • Discontinued Last updated in 2013.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • MATE Terminal

    MATE Terminal is a terminal emulator for the MATE desktop environment. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop

    Free Open Source Linux BSD FreeBSD OpenIndiana GhostBSD

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  • LXTerminal

    LXTerminal is the standard terminal emulator of LXDE. The terminal is a desktop-independent VTE-based terminal emulator for LXDE without any unnecessary dependency. LXTerminal supports multiple tabs. All instances of program share the same process to reduce memory usage.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • PASH

    PowerShell open source reimplementation for "others" (Mac, Linux, Solaris, etc...) and Windows (including Windows Mobile and Windows CE).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Solaris

  • Elvish

    Elvish is a friendly and expressive shell for UN*X systems including Linux, macOS and BSDs. FEATURES Powerful and intuitive pipelines let you carry structured data (stream lists, maps and even functions). Familiar, C (programming language) like control structures. Directory history with browser-like search. Fast and accessible command history. Built-in file manager with shell powers.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Cash

    Cash is a cross-platform implementation of Unix shell commands written in pure ES6. Think Cygwin, except: - No native compiling - No ugly DLLs - Works in any terminal - 1/15th of the size Runs using Node.js

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • mrxvt

    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

    Free Open Source Linux


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