AlternativeTo Logo

PowerShell Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to PowerShell for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PowerShell and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PowerShell are Tabby Terminal, Hyper, GNOME Terminal and fish.

PowerShell alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PowerShell.
This page was last updated
PowerShell iconPowerShell
  169
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework...

Learn more about PowerShell

  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPuTTY consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
  2. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceTabby Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableTabby Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
    Tabby Terminal vs PowerShell opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments

    Great looking, fast, convenient.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0


  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHyper can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHyper either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableHyper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
  4. GNOME Terminal icon

    GNOME Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.[

    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Autocompletionfish can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfacefish either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot


  6. MinGW icon

    MinGW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils.

    ⚫︎ PortableMinGW can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Installation Manager
  7. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
  8. Tilix icon

    Tilix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features:

    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
    Tilix vs PowerShell opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    MartinO

    Allows multiplexing terminals (Mutiple windows in one)

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
  9. WezTerm icon

    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
  10. upterm icon

    upterm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceupterm either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Suggest and vote on features

    Discontinued

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

    Screenshot
Showing 10 of 23 alternatives