Powerful Shell for Windows .

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Hi friends, Today i want to talk about a powerful shell named Cmder . Firstly i want to give a short answer to questions below.I hope my thoughs will be helpfull .

  1. Why we are using shell?
  2. Why we need a powerful shell?

If you are a linux user probably u have experience with the terminal . Terminal gives us an oppatunity for doing commands more faster and easyl . I think a good programmer must comfortably work with terminal . If you have a bit experience with any modern framework such Laravel,Django or Ruby on Rails then i think you have at least minimal experience with working terminal (Remember creating any migration or running server via terminal) .

Secondly why we need to use Cmder? — like a powerful shell? If you are a user of windows and u are using the default shell of windows from cmd you know it has limitation working like a linux user for example if you want to use any linux command with default windows shell it will not be execute .In a short answer if you want to use linux commands on windows Cmder is a good choice for you .

We can try some linux commands on windows default shell .

  1. Grep command with a default windows shell
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We see we can’t using a usefull linux command grep.

2.Cat command with default windows shell

We can try again another usefull linux command cat

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So we are again unsuccessfull .

What is the oppatunity of Cmder?

We can try again grep and cat commands with Cmder on a windows machine .

Look at :

1.Greap command with Cmder

It works! Great!

Now we run cat with Cmder.

2. Cat command with Cmder

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It works! As cat command function it returned us content of 1.txt file .

So how can we use Cmder? It is so easy!.

If you are using Chocolaty as a package manager you can download Cmder via with running :

choco install cmder -y

Otherwise you can get it from its site easly .

As a result Cmder is a great shell for me . As a developer i suggest you can practice with linux commands in the some points the commands is a life saver. Good luck.

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