If you are a Windows user who frequently needs to use the command line console in Windows, then there is a good chance that you wished you would have been able to work on the Linux operating system.
Even though the shell interface can be described as intimidating for the casual user, let us not forget that the OS is optimized for program development. Therefore, it packs several features that can come in handy for programmers, including a comprehensive set of small commands and utilities that can do specific tasks efficiently.
is a small utility designed to extend the functionality of Windows’ command line console with several powerful features distinct to UNIX shells.
It is important to note that the utility is not a replacement for a standard terminal, but rather it is designed as an enhancement for the cmd.exe function. Among the functions you can access via the utility, you can count the smart tab-completion as well as improved editing.
At the same time, the program allows you to access a versatile, searchable and persistent command history, an option that can come in handy on various occasions. Moreover, thanks to the utility, you can preview a history of recently visited directories, a command that can speed up and optimize your workflow, if you are a developer.