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MSYS2 alternatives

  • PuTTY

  • PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms.

    tags: Portable console host-management remote-connection session-management
    platform: Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com
  • Cygwin

  • 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.

    tags: command-line compatibility-layer console linux-on-windows shell
    platform: Windows
  • PowerShell

  • Windows PowerShell is an extensible command-line shell and associated scripting language from Microsoft. Windows PowerShell integrates with the Microsoft .NET Framework and provides an environment for execution of cmdlets, which are specialized .NET classes implementing a particular operation, scripts, which are composition of cmdlets along with imperative logic, executables, which are standalone applications, or by instantiating regular .NET classes. These work by accessing data in different data stores, like the filesystem or registry. »

    tags: console scripting shell
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • MobaXterm

  • 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 bundles an X11 server, SSH client and other crucial network tools such as FTP, VNC, RDP, telnet and rlogin, all in a single executable file.

    tags: Portable customizable cygwin explorer-integration extensible
    platform: Windows
  • KiTTY

  • What is KiTTY ?KiTTY is a fork from version 0.69 of PuTTY, the best telnet / SSH client in the world.KiTTY is only designed for the Microsoft Windows platform. For more information about the original software, or pre-compiled binaries on other systems, you can go to the Simon Tatham PuTTY page.

    tags: Portable automatic-logon console serial-connections session-management
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • MinGW

  • MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a complete Open Source programming toolset which is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows (x86) applications, which do not depend on any 3rd-party C-Runtime DLLs.

    tags: Portable c-compiler c-cpp c-development c-plus-plus
    platform: Windows Linux BSD
  • Windows Command Prompt

  • 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.COM in DOS and Windows 9x systems (where it is also called "MS-DOS Prompt"), and analogous to the Unix shells used on Unix-like systems.

    tags: command-line-interface command-line-interpreter command-prompt extensible scripting
    platform: Windows
  • Termux

  • Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

    tags: shell terminal-client
    platform: Android Android Tablet zsh Bash
  • BusyBox

  • BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, FreeBSD and others. It was specifically created for embedded operating systems with very limited resources. It has been self-dubbed "The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux". It includes clones of netcat, httpd, init, grep, a dhcp client/server, tar, sh, ash, awk, cat, and many more utilities.

    tags: command-line-interface init linux-kernel system-administration system-utilities
    platform: Mac OS X Linux Android BSD
  • gow

  • Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX applications compiled as native win32 binaries. It is designed to be as small as possible, about 10 MB, as opposed to Cygwin which can run well over 100 MB depending upon options.

    tags: cygwin developer-tools development development-suite mingw
    platform: Windows
  • Babun

  • Would you like to use a linux-like console on a Windows host without a lot of fuzz? Try out babun!

    tags: developer-tools linux-on-windows terminal-client
    platform: Windows Git Cygwin zsh
  • MinGW-w64

  • The project's goal is to deliver runtime, headers, and libs for developing 64 bit (x64), as well as 32 bit (x86), windows applications using gcc-4.4 or newer versions.

    tags: Portable ada c-plus-plus compilers fortran
    platform: Windows Linux BSD
  • Sakura

  • sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. It's a terminal emulator with few dependencies, so you don't need a full GNOME desktop installed to have a decent terminal emulator. Current terminal emulators based on VTE are gnome-terminal, XFCE Terminal, TermIt and a small sample program included in the vte sources. The differences between sakura and the last one are that it uses a notebook to provide several terminals in one window and adds a contextual menu with some basic options. No more no less. see also: https://launchpad.net/sakura »

    tags: gtk terminal-client vte xterm
    platform: Linux BSD
  • TCC/LE

  • 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. Its the command line and console environment for programmers, operations and tech support personnel. Download today, and discover how our products can help you. Try our innovative real-time backup and archiving tools that provide continuous document protection. »

    tags: command-line console
    platform: Windows
  • PyCmd

  • 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.

    tags: command-line-interface replacement cmd-replacement system-shells cmd.exe
    platform: Windows