[ot] good shell for windows?
Michael Na Li
lina at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 21 13:40:52 PST 2003
On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Marie E. Tessier said:
> I know this is probably blasphemy, but I am looking for a good (free/really
> cheap) shell to use in place of the DOS shell on my Windows 98 partition.
I like the zsh for win32 (ftp://ftp.blarg.net/users/amol/zsh). The author has
stopped work on it so it is an older version. But it is still whole lot better
than the windows command window. The nice thing about it is that it doesn't
require the whole cygwin installation and native windows commands (cmd, start)
work fine on it.
Other possibilities are the "New Technology Shell"
(http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Heights/6702/ntsh.html) and tsch
(ftp://ftp.blarg.net/users/amol/tsch, also old version).
bash unfortunately doesn't seem to have a standalone win32 port.
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