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RXVT Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to RXVT for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 RXVT and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to RXVT are ConEmu, cmder, Tabby Terminal and MobaXterm.

RXVT 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 RXVT.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

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

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  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.
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    This alternative is disputed. PuTTY is still a legitimate alternative to RXVT, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

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

    ⚫︎ CustomizableConEmu is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableConEmu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceConEmu either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    cmder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    • ConEmu
    • Windows Command Prompt
    • PowerShell

    Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .

    ⚫︎ Customizablecmder is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightcmder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Portablecmder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionscmder can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfacecmder either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. 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.
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  5. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.

    ⚫︎ PortableMobaXterm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMobaXterm is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionMobaXterm can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMobaXterm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  6. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWindows Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableWindows Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  7. 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.
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  8. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

    ⚫︎ PortableKiTTY can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Alacritty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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