Looking for a better shell for windows 2K

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Loup Blanc, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Loup Blanc

    Loup Blanc Guest

    Hi everybody,

    I'm looking for a smarter shell for windows 2K.

    As smart as UN*X shells csh, tcsh etc (that's not a command :).

    As user friendly as any graphical app is.

    TIA

    M
     
    Loup Blanc, Jul 22, 2004
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  2. Loup Blanc wrote:
    > I'm looking for a smarter shell for windows 2K.
    > As smart as UN*X shells csh, tcsh etc (that's not a command :).


    Then why don't you use those? All of them are available for Windows.

    > As user friendly as any graphical app is.


    That's a matter of how _you_ define user friendly for yourself.

    BTW: Do you have a Perl question, too?

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Jul 22, 2004
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    Keith Keller Guest

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    > I'm looking for a smarter shell for windows 2K.
    >
    > As smart as UN*X shells csh, tcsh etc (that's not a command :).


    Since you're asking here, I assume you must want psh.

    perl -MCPAN -e 'install PSH'

    Mention of another shell is grossly offtopic.

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    Keith Keller, Jul 22, 2004
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  4. Loup Blanc

    Loup Blanc Guest

    "Jürgen Exner" <> wrote in message news:<cNDLc.40172$>...
    > Loup Blanc wrote:
    > > I'm looking for a smarter shell for windows 2K.
    > > As smart as UN*X shells csh, tcsh etc (that's not a command :).

    >
    > Then why don't you use those? All of them are available for Windows.


    I want to avoid Cygwin and I don't know any other win32 port. Maybe
    you can help?
    >
    > > As user friendly as any graphical app is.

    >
    > That's a matter of how _you_ define user friendly for yourself.


    put simply : scrollable, mouse enabled
    >
    > BTW: Do you have a Perl question, too?
    >
    > jue
    >


    in fact it is a pre-perl question or around-perl question since perl
    script are usually launched from the command line.

    M
     
    Loup Blanc, Jul 22, 2004
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    Joe Smith Guest

    Loup Blanc wrote:

    > I'm looking for a smarter shell for windows 2K.
    >
    > As smart as UN*X shells csh, tcsh etc (that's not a command :).


    Both bash and tcsh for cygwin are just as smart as the Unix shells.

    They are, however, hampered by the terminal emulation that W2K
    provides for DOS based programs, but that's a completely different
    topic. (With X-windows under cygwin, you should be able to get
    xterm functionality.)
    -Joe
     
    Joe Smith, Jul 22, 2004
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    Ben Morrow Guest

    Quoth (Loup Blanc):
    > "Jürgen Exner" <> wrote in message news:<cNDLc.40172$>...
    > > Loup Blanc wrote:
    > > > I'm looking for a smarter shell for windows 2K.
    > > > As smart as UN*X shells csh, tcsh etc (that's not a command :).

    > >
    > > Then why don't you use those? All of them are available for Windows.

    >
    > I want to avoid Cygwin and I don't know any other win32 port. Maybe
    > you can help?


    There is a native port of zsh that I use when I'm forced onto windows.
    There is mingw/msys (on sf.net) which are native ports of the cygwin stuff.
    There's ATT's POSIX.DLL-based system, but I guess you'd avoid that for
    the same reasons as cygwin.

    > > > As user friendly as any graphical app is.

    > >
    > > That's a matter of how _you_ define user friendly for yourself.

    >
    > put simply : scrollable, mouse enabled


    This is a question of terminal emulator, not shell; I've yet to find a
    decent one.

    Ben

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    Ben Morrow, Jul 23, 2004
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  7. In article <>,
    (Loup Blanc) wrote:
    > "Jürgen Exner" <> wrote in message
    > news:<cNDLc.40172$>...
    > > Loup Blanc wrote:
    > > > As user friendly as any graphical app is.

    > >
    > > That's a matter of how _you_ define user friendly for yourself.

    >
    > put simply : scrollable, mouse enabled


    That's not the shell that provides that, that's the terminal emulator.

    Ricky
     
    Richard Morse, Jul 23, 2004
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