Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Windows PowerShell

I have played a bit around with the Windows PowerShell but is now going back to the DOS command line. What I was looking for was something like Linux bash for Windows. PowerShell is not that and in my opinion it sucks.

Here are some problems
  • It has a history but works nowhere nearly as well on bash. For instance it does not save the history automatically.
  • The terminal is still lousy with respect to copy and paste.
  • If you C program sends a lot of output to the terminal then t is so slow.
  • If you press ctrl break then it closes down the whole console. That is not what the DOS command does and hence the close down too frequently.
So a good advice is. If you are looking for a replacement for Linux bash then do not waste time on Windows PowerShell. Maybe the Hotwire Shell (http://code.google.com/p/hotwire-shell/) is worth looking at. Let me know if you a better suggestion.