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PyCmd is described as 'smart command prompt extension for Windows cmd.exe; its purpose is to emulate a few power features of UNIX shells (decent Tab-completion, persistent history, etc.) while remaining 100% compatible with the cmd.exe syntax' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PyCmd for Windows, Linux, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PyCmd are Cygwin, MinGW, MSYS2 and Windows Command Prompt.

PyCmd alternatives are mainly Shells but may also be Terminal Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PyCmd.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. PowerShell icon

    PowerShell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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  2. Cygwin icon

    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    Cygwin terminals running on Windows 7


  3. 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.

    Installation Manager
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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 software.

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  5. Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems. It is the counterpart of COMMAND.

    A picture of cmd, with the name blacked out.


  6. gow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    Discontinued

    No activity for over a year.

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    TCC/LE

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Screenshot of TCC/LE in action, taken from official website.
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    win-bash

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage).

    Discontinued

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

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    CMD++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    CMD++ is a command line program, which was devoloped as alternative to the Windows (R) console. You can use it at public places (eg. at school) when the native console is locked but you do need to run a program in the console (eg. to type arguments).

    Discontinued

    last release in 2009 per sourceforge. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/cmdpp/files/

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  10. Hamilton C shell icon

    Hamilton C shell

    • Windows

    Hamilton C shell™ is a complete Unix shell environment for Windows, including all the important utilities, mv, cp, rm, more, grep, fgrep, head, tail, diff, sed, cron, tar and so on. There’s even a real chown, a real su (super user) and a sudo alias to run a command elevated.

    64-bit Hamilton C shell on Vista.
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