I love automating CI tasks with cmd or Powershell scripts, so that I get predictable results with every build or release.
But sometimes the Windows cmd terminal doesn’t feel like a 2017 app. Highlight, copy and paste are basic requirements for a modern application. Grouping several cmd windows in tabs would be great too.
And then I found ConEmu!
ConEmu is not a shell. It is an advanced console window where you can run any shell of your choice. So it runs the underlying cmd, Powershell or even bash, but adds the missing GUI features. Ctrl-Mousewheel even adds zoom functionality!
Let’s go for a test drive.
Open ConEmu and there you have the most attractive cmd command prompt you’ve ever seen.
Type “dir” to get a directory listing.
But wait! Add a Powershell terminal while you’re at it.
Type “dir” to get a directory listing
I’m on Windows 10 Anniversary Edition with the Ubuntu Linux subsystem installed. So let’s also open a Bash prompt!
Type “ls” to get a directory listing.
And there you have it: Shell heaven!
Head over to https://conemu.github.io/ for more info.
Warning: Discovering ConEmu may lead to acute “shell” shock.