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    win-bash is described as 'Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage)' and is a Shell in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to win-bash for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Cygwin. Most alternatives are Shells and Terminal Emulators. The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like win-bash are GNU Bourne Again SHell (Free, Open Source), fish (Free, Open Source), Zsh (Free, Open Source) and MinGW (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 23, 2021
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    win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage).
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    1. 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.
    2. Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, that will appear in the GNU operating system. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.

    3. Fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux.
    4. Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells most resembles the Korn shell (ksh); its compatibility with the 1988 Korn shell has been gradually increasing.
    5. MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils.

    6. 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.
    7. Clink enhances your productivity in Microsoft Windows' "cmd.exe".
    8. DASH is a POSIX-compliant implementation of /bin/sh that aims to be as small as possible. It does this without sacrificing speed where possible. In fact, it is significantly faster than bash (the GNU Bourne-Again SHell) for most tasks. DASH stands for Debian Almquist Shell.
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    9. Xonsh is a Python-powered, cross-platform, Unix-gazing shell language and command prompt. The language is a superset of Python 3.4+ with additional shell primitives that you are used to from Bash and IPython. It works on all major systems including Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
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      This project has reached a minimum-viable product level of quality. While contributors dogfood it as their daily driver, it may be unstable for some commands. Future releases will work fill out missing features and improve stability.
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