The Perfect Windows Console
command line - What’s a good alternative Windows console? - Stack Overflow command line - Is there a better Windows Console Window? - Stack Overflow Has anyone found a (eg bash) shell terminal for Windows as good as the OS X one? - Server Fault
There is now ConEmu, another console replacement but more configurable and actively maintained than Console. As for bash-style completion, recent builds of ConEmu integrate with Clink.
/Min switch to start minimized:
Command_Line - conemu-maximus5
- Task name: PowerShell Task Parameters: `/icon "PATH\icons\vspowershell.ico"` Commands: `%SystemRoot%\syswow64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe` - Task name: GIT Bash Task Parameters: `/icon "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\etc\git.ico"` Commands: `C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe /k RenameTab "Git Bash" && """C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i""` - Bash from Vagrant: c:\vagrant\embedded\bin\bash.exe - Mintty: c:\vagrant\embedded\bin\mintty.exe
Install CLink from EXE file, and don’t use it from ConEmu option. I had some strange problems when not doing it this way.
- Improved command line history that persists across sessions. - Searchable (Ctrl-R and Ctrl-S) - Traditional Bash clear screen (Ctrl-L) and exit shortcuts (Ctrl-D). - Scrollable command window using PgUp/PgDown keys. - Paste from clipboard (Ctrl-V or R-Click)
Easy integration with ConEmu.
History is stored in a file
- Alternative: Console2 The Best Terminal Emulator for Windows
Ships with Vagrant: c:\vagrant\embedded\bin\mintty.exe
Nano is my favorite simple editor on Linux. You can get it for Windows. And, I will put it anywhere where my path points to.
Add path to Putty to system:
set PATH=%PATH%;%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Nano setx PATH "%PATH%" /m
Check it’s working: