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 cmder (Free, Open Source), ConEmu (Free, Open Source), MobaXterm (Freemium) and Hyper (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    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.
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      PuTTY vs RXVT opinions
      This alternative is disputed. PuTTY is still a legitimate alternative to RXVT, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      putty is for connections rxvt is a termnal emulator
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .
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    3. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager .
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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.
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    6. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.
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    7. 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.
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    8. Tabby 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.
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    9. 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.
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