Alternatives to PowerShell for Windows with any license

  • ConEmu

    Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features. Initially, the...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • ConEmu is not a shell, and PowerShell is not a console emulator. I suppose you could argue that PowerShell ISE sort-of is, but that's not the /point/ of PowerShell ISE, so... SamBAug 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Cygwin

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other...

    Free Open Source Windows

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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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • MSYS2

    MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • mintty

    Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team. It can be downloaded from the main site or it can be...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Console

    Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-06-12. Forked alternative: http://alternativeto.net/software/consolez/
  • gow

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued No activity for over a year.
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  • win-bash

    win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage). The goal of the win-bash project is to finish the port to Windows and provide a full...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2016. Last version, 1.1, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • TCC/LE

    TCC/LE is a complete CMD replacement, and is compatible with your existing Windows command prompt and CMD batch files, while adding thousands of new features.

    Freemium Windows

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    • Very powerful scripting language, much less verbose than Powershell. It also replaces basic command line interal commands (dir, copy, ren, etc.) with compatible, but much more powerful versions. Numerous additional commands, and a far more readable syntax. I find I can bang out a TCC script in about a tenth the time it takes to do a similar Powershell script. There are some things that Powershell can do that TCC can't, and vice versa, but where they overlap, I find TCC is almost always faster. billdehaanApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • PASH

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

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Windows Mobile Solaris

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