Top 15 Bash Alternative and Similar Softwares | Feb 2017

Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, that will appear in the GNU operating system. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In addition, most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.

The improvements offered by BASH include:

1. Xiki

Xiki makes the command line friendlier and more powerful. Xiki Shell (xsh) lets you use Xiki from command line, in a way that augments your current favorite shell (bash or zsh).......

2. sash

a stand-alone shell with many built-in commands. The built in commands of sash have all libraries linked statically, so unlike most shells, the standard UNIX commands do not rely on external libraries. In case of emergencies, you can boot directly into sash and use it as a recovery environment.......

3. dash

DASH is a POSIX-compliant implementation of /bin/sh that aims to be as small as possible. It does this without sacrificing speed where possible. In fact, it is significantly faster than bash (the GNU Bourne-Again SHell) for most tasks. DASH stands for Debian Almquist Shell.......

4. fish

fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux.Finally, a command line shell for the 90s. The new fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family. With autosuggestions, VGA color, man-page completions, web......

5. fshell

fshell is the Symbian equivalent of bash + telnet + a posix-like set of command-line tools. In other words it's a console framework for Symbian OS with support for remote connections and a suite of tools for debugging the device.......

6. win-bash

win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage).The goal of the win-bash project is to finish the port to Windows and provide a full functional bash.exe binary for windows nt and derived systems. win-bash can be used as a input shell as well as......

7. ConsoleZ

console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.......

8. Black Screen

Black Screen is a terminal emulator for the 21st century. Unlike most emulators, it uses HTML and CSS for its UI (exactly as Atom does), which means we can stop misusing unicode characters and make a better looking terminal with appropriate tools.AutocompletionBlack Screen shows the autocompletion box as you type......

9. MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY)

MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) is a small free utility enabling you to wrap unlimited number of PuTTY applications in one tabbed GUI interface. You are still continue using your favorite SSH client, but you are no longer messing around with PuTTY windows - each window will be opened in......

10. SDF

The Super Dimension Fortress is a networked community of free softwareauthors, teachers, librarians, students, researchers, hobbyists,computer enthusiasts, the aural and visually impaired. It is operatedas a recognized non-profit 501(c)(7) and is supported by its members.Our mission is to provide remotely accessible computing facilities forthe advancement of public education, cultural enrichment,......

11. HyperTerm

A beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards."In the beginning, our focus will be primarily around speed, stability and the development of the correct API for extension authors.In the future, we anticipate the community will come up with innovative additions to enhance what could......

12. zsh

Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells most resembles the Korn shell (ksh); its compatibility with the 1988 Korn shell has been gradually increasing. It includes enhancements of many types, notably in the command-line editor, options for customising its behaviour, filename globbing, features to make......

13. Hamilton C shell

Hamilton C shell recreates the original UNIX C shell and utilities on Windows and Vista, adding numerous enhancements such as built-in and user-defined procedures, block-structured local variables and more. Not simply a port, it was designed from scratch for Windows and follows Windows conventions for filenames, etc. Both 32-bit and......

14. 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.......

15. ContextConsole Shell Extension

The ContextConsole Shell Extension adds an "Open Command Prompt" menu item to the context menus (right-click menus) in Windows Explorer so that you can open a command prompt in the selected directory (or directories) or in the current directory that you are viewing.......