choose your terminal on windows

Updated at: August 15, 2017


win+R » type ‘cmd’ » enter


Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

AKA ‘bash on windows @github’, if you are on win10

How to Install and Use the Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10

to run bash in a login mode(which is non-login mode by default, just like any linux desktop): win+R >> "bash ~ --login"


Cygwin is

  • a large collection of GNU and Open Source tools which provide functionality similar to a Linux distribution on Windows.
  • DLL (cygwin1.dll) which provides substantial POSIX API functionality.

Cygwin is not:

  • a way to run native Linux apps on Windows. You must rebuild your application from source if you want it to run on Windows.
  • a way to magically make native Windows apps aware of UNIX® functionality like signals, ptys, etc. Again, you need to build your apps from source if you want to take advantage of Cygwin functionality.


Xshell && Bash On Windows