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    Windows Command Prompt Alternatives

    Windows Command Prompt is described as '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' and is a popular terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Windows Command Prompt for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and clink. The best alternative is cmder, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Command Prompt are ConEmu, PowerShell, MobaXterm and Tabby Terminal.

    Windows Command Prompt is mainly a Terminal Emulator but alternatives to it 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 Windows Command Prompt.
    This page was last updated Nov 2, 2021
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    Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows...
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    1. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .
      cmder vs Windows Command Prompt opinions
      Almost everyone thinks cmder is a great alternative to Windows Command Prompt.
      Based on ConEmu with sane defaults and some bells and whistles.
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

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      yes it is because I use it all the time and it's better then CMD
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

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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.
      ConEmu vs Windows Command Prompt opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ConEmu is a great alternative to Windows Command Prompt.
      tabbed console with dynamic resizing, global shortcuts, window split, etc etc
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      ComEmu is the easiest one to handle commands
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    3. 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.
      PowerShell vs Windows Command Prompt opinions
      Most users think PowerShell is a great alternative to Windows Command Prompt.
      Powershell has more features than command prompt. One of its biggest ups is that it allows scripting.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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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.
      MobaXterm vs Windows Command Prompt opinions
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      It works independently of it
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    5. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.


    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.
      KiTTY vs Windows Command Prompt opinions
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      Putty is remote console to a remote Linux/Unix machine. Cmd is local WIndows conssole.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils.
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