I've spent a little bit of time lately looking into different consoles to use in Windows 10. The built-in
cmd console is what I've used the most in the past.
Windows System Command Prompt (
cmd.exe) for simple batch operations
Windows PowerShell ISE (
PowerShell_ISE.exe) for PowerShell scripting
Git for Windows (
git.exe) for a bash shell (although I've been into using the TortoiseGit client more.)
- Windows Terminal - A Windows App from Microsoft in preview release that does Command Prompt and PowerShell
- Comemu - A console emulator with a customizable GUI
Clink - Runs in the
cmdconsole with some bash-like enhancements
Cmder - An all-in-one console that uses
Clinkand does cmd, PowerShell and bash with extensive lua scripting
Now, I'm trying to decide which one is best for me.
Cmder looks like a good choice, but I'll have to put learning
lua on my to-do list.
Before I do that, I'm curious if there are others out there to try.
- Must be free
- Runs under latest version of Windows 10
Let me know what some of your favorites are and I'll post my opinion on what I like and what I decided on.