TCC/LE Alternatives

    TCC/LE is described as 'complete CMD replacement, and is compatible with your existing Windows command prompt and CMD batch files, while adding thousands of new features' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TCC/LE for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TCC/LE are Cygwin (Free, Open Source), MinGW (Free, Open Source), MSYS2 (Free, Open Source) and Windows Command Prompt (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. Rxvt-unicode is a highly customizable terminal emulator forked from rxvt. Commonly known as urxvt, rxvt-unicode can be daemonized to run clients within a single process in order to minimize the use of system resources.


      Last update was in 2016

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


      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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    3. PyCmd is a 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.
    4. SpeedLinux is a customized coLinux. coLinux is not a VM but it can be used in the same way. Installation of Speedlinux results in a complete LINUX System with X server running side on side with Windows on a single PC.
    5. The most powerful Windows console command line tools and batch scripting solution available. Create batch file commands and Windows batch files that you can use every day - for everything from launching applications to serious file management and scripting.
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    6. 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.
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      • 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).


      last release in 2009 per sourceforge. See

    7. GS.EXE (Gregs DOS Shell) is an alternative DOS shell, with improved editing features, command history, and support for glass. Note: Portable, not dependent on CMD.EXE, very handy when your CMD.EXE has been disabled by a virus or group policies.
    8. Easy to use visual builder for Windows batch files. No need to remember all of the commands and switches, just drag-and-drop commands and set parameters using dialog boxes.
    9. Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with working but slightly buggy support)


      Latest release Sep. 9, 2008

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