Step 1 check whether your system type is 32 bit or 64 bit. Install clear on windows using cygwin, use clear to reset. In the last article i wrote on dev environments, i was using cygwin and console2. Aug 10, 2014 luckily, there are plenty of third party windows command prompt alternatives and console 2 is one of the best. Previous shell setting prevents console2 from starting super user. Mintty is a native windows wrapper around cygwin but with added customization features like changing background color, font, transparency, etc. Tabbed window for cygwin and windows command prompt studytrails. Under appearancemore, hide the menu, status bar and toolbar. Jul 31, 2015 and conemu looks so much better than the native windows command line window or even the first few alternatives from above. I was able to salvage some of my settings from my old hard drive by locating and copying the settings file from console2 which for me was located in \appdata\roaming\console\console. This can also be used to start in other paths on the system. Staicu commented wait until you discover either conemu or cmder.
Using mintty and a few other methods, you can make the experience much more luxurious. Console 2 a command prompt replacement console 2 is a free and highly recommended command prompt alternative for windows with a whole lot of features and eyecandy. It happens due to the fact, windows can not handle two requests for one application with their great tool cmd, as we basically run git bash through console2, windows actually needs to generate a temporary file or write a new file for proper startup. But you may choose any desired folder, and conemusetup. Code issues 34 pull requests 0 actions projects 0 wiki security insights. Configuring console 2 and bash with cygwin on windows xp one of my biggest issues with windows xp has always been with cmd. The command prompt window included with windows is outdated. When using windows, console2 does a great job of managing my console windows, but its not intuitive how to configure it with cygwin my. You get the nice wide console that you dont get from the prepackaged windows cmd. When using windows, console2 does a great job of managing my console windows, but its not intuitive how to configure it with cygwin my console of choice. However, i also love the console2 application which allows a single application to host multiple shells cmd. Cygwin itself is really fantastic, but due to that posix compatibility layer which is otherwise a useful thing, differs too much from the native windows goodies so that sometimes native windows. Copy the console2 directory to, say, cygwinconsole.
I previously wrote a post called a better windows command line experience using console2 in which i went on and on about the marvelous virtues of console2 and mentioned that one day i would try consolez then ionu. This launched cygwin with the command to change the path and then launches bash again so the. Console2 a better windows command prompt scott hanselman. Screen was the additional package that was added beyond the default package set.
The command line itself isnt outdated the command prompt just lacks modern features like tabs, transparency, support for other shells, easy selection of text, and other modern windows features. Since 2016, windows subsystem for linux generally has significantly better performance and more packages available than cygwin. Jul 21, 2011 cygwins great for getting some linux commandline goodness in windows, but using the windows shell to access it kills some of that magic. Luckily, there are plenty of third party windows command prompt alternatives and console 2 is one of the best. This sounds incredibly useful for work, but i dont think theyd let me install cygwin. Im not talking about powershell, which many agree is crazy powerful, but rather the terminal itself. Cygwin inside consolez ex console2, use in yakuakelike. One of the downsides for me of using cygwin was that id have to have everything in the cygwin folder that was created in the c. To answer the wider question about surviving on a windows box coming from a linux world, id like to recommend mobaxterm from mobatek.
If you dont have console2 or cygwin installed, download the programs first. Few months ago, i was using cygwin and console on windows 7 and created a bash session in console. Its not that hard to simply get cygwin to open in console2, but it can be tricky to get it open to a startup directory. Mar 16, 2011 console2 and cygwin on windows an usable command line interface posted on march 16, 2011 by doclazy as the default cmd. Wsl the windows subsystem for linux lets developers run gnulinux environment including most commandline tools, utilities, and applications directly on windows. Jan 25, 20 to use console2 for cygwin do the following. Configuring console2 with cygwin replace username with your login name, and the path with the path you want to use relative your home directory. In combination with console2 you have a powerful commandline tool for. Nonetheless, for those with a specific need for cygwin over wsl, cygwin 64bit installs easily. Anyone know if its possible to make this thing display a cygwin or putty prompt too.
Dead easy to do just download pycmd, and in console2 settings, set the shell to c. To add a context menu that will open console2 on a specific directory update the registry as follows windows7. Console2 and cygwin on windows an usable command line. Installing and updating cygwin packages installing and updating cygwin for 64bit versions of windows. Now i would like to replace the windows command line. I installed cygwin, to be disappointed that bash by default runs within cmd. Jan 23, 2010 ok, as a developer i have to use frequently cygwin and console2 program together. Oct 29, 20 us windows users usually use windows cmd, powershell, cygwin, or console2.
Most importantly, it enables me to start up a new bash tab in a predefined project directory. I like to use cygwin for having a bash shell on a windows machine. Console is a free windows console enhancement tool that has some of the features that the command prompt lacks, such as multiple tabs, text editorlike text selection, different background types, alpha and color key transparency, configurable font, different window styles, etc you can also increase the buffer size to cache much more lines of. Puttycyg is a patched version of putty that is able to connect to native cygwin installations. Nov 11, 2014 cygwin provides the linux feeling on windows. Console 2 a command prompt replacement console 2 is a free and highly recommended command prompt alternative for windows with a. So, now we can all live happily ever after in our lovely tabbed and customized windows command line experiences.
Dec 15, 2008 so i had to find a way to make this script work on windows as well youll need to install cygwin and console2 to follow the instructions in this post. Now that i uninstalled cygwin, console complains with. In other words, it provides an environment where windows applications and tools can run alongside those from unix or linux and, for someone familiar with unix environments, it can mitigate the need to learn a whole new set of skills to. In other words, it provides an environment where windows applications and tools can run.
Console2 vs mintty detailed comparison as of 2020 slant. Cygwin tutorial integrating cygwin into console2 for windows. Cygwin embedded in console2 under windows 7 skm it world. A windows installer for everything except puttytel. In fact, i declared in 2004 that windows was and is missing the boat when it comes to text mode.
I prefer to use console2 and enjoy judging others who dont conemu is good too. Can i throw putty at console2, or some other ssh terminal. Cygwin is a free command line interface that allows programs that were written for things like linux and unix to run on windows. Installing and updating cygwin for 32bit versions of windows. Nov 29, 2012 the command prompt window included with windows is outdated. Console2 and cygwin on windows an usable command line interface posted on march 16, 2011 by doclazy as the default cmd. On all of my windows machines i have cygwin installed to provide as much of a linux feel as possible however i never have taken the time to figure out what installs the clear command so i could have the same luxury of clearing the windows command prompt or the console2 application i use on a regular basis. Pycmd is a command prompt extension for windows, it gives some new niceness like a persisted command history and a nice way to search previous commands just a bit more useful. However, the startup dir setting in console2 is not respected by cygwin.
However, the startup dir setting in console2 is not respected by. In the shell field, put in the path for the cygwin. Rightclick in the main console and click edit settings. I have long sung the praises of console2, an alternative windows command prompt. Copy the console2 directory to, say, cygwin console.
Windows executable was downloaded from cygwins website. What im really looking for is a good quake console mode, but i havent found anything like that yet. Howwhere do you install console2 on windows 7 super user. Nov 11, 2012 i like to use cygwin for having a bash shell on a windows machine. Cygwin embedded in console2 under windows 7 system code. This is a modified version of console 2 for a better experience under. Conemu the windows terminalconsoleprompt weve been.
Windows executable was downloaded from putty website section. So i had to find a way to make this script work on windows as well youll need to install cygwin and console2 to follow the instructions in this post. The msys2 is an independent rewrite of msys, based on modern cygwin posix compatibility layer and mingww64 with the aim of better interoperability with native windows software. Docker toolbox for windows is tool set for both docker machine and docker client. Jun 11, 2012 not bad, but i love console2 s borderless mode. In combination with console2 you have a powerful commandline tool for windows. Ok, as a developer i have to use frequently cygwin and console2 program together. Id like to describe how to install cygwin and console2 under windows 7 i think this instruction works on windows xp, too and how to embed cygwin in console2. With cygwin, you can get a sizable linux collection of gnu and open source tools including a terminal that supports posix interface on windows. Cygwin mintty is also often cited as a console replacement, but seems to cause problems for example with git as its not a full windows console. Tabbed window for cygwin and windows command prompt. Console2 and cygwin with solarized color palette posted on february 12, 2012 by jeff fitzsimons if you want to use ethan schoonovers solarized color palette with console2 and cygwin, heres how.
Click on edit, then settings click on tabs next, click on add change the title to whatever you want to call the tab name. Open console2 and edit your settings for font or better read scott hanselmans blog post on his console2 setup. Windows executable was downloaded from cygwin s website. Cygwin inside consolez ex console2, use in yakuakelike fashion and open new tab in specified path, useful with sublime text terminal plugin autohotkey. To make windows xp much more enjoyable to use from a commandline perspective, two excellent applications can be installed.
Ive got a few console2 windows that look like a console is just floating on my desktop, and which i can switch to with a winkey hotkey. May 14, 2011 on all of my windows machines i have cygwin installed to provide as much of a linux feel as possible however i never have taken the time to figure out what installs the clear command so i could have the same luxury of clearing the windows command prompt or the console2 application i use on a regular basis. In the questionwhat are the best terminal emulators for windows. Console2 and cygwin with solarized color palette words.
Go to editsettings and select console from the left menu. Cygwin packages such as ssh, python, gnu octave, git, etc. The following screenshot depicts that 64bit conemu version was installed in the c. Use the setup program to perform a fresh install or to update an. Configuring console 2 and bash with cygwin on windows xp. Now i would like to replace the windows command line by a cygwin bash.185 907 99 1261 1121 1430 106 1357 118 864 364 1330 84 635 131 198 1085 1617 543 3 695 1141 146 335 1335 1219 425 574 590