combines the native Windows shell cmd.exe with the powerful command line editing features of the GNU Readline library, which provides rich completion, history, and line-editing capabilities. Readline is best known for its use in the well-known Unix shell Bash, the standard shell for Mac OS X and many Linux distributions.
- The same line editing as Bash (from GNU’s Readline library).
- History persistence between sessions.
- Context sensitive completion;
- Executables (and aliases).
- Directory commands.
- Environment variables
- Thirdparty tools; Git, Mercurial, SVN, Go, and P4.
- New keyboard shortcuts;
- Paste from clipboard (Ctrl-V).
- Incremental history search (Ctrl-R/Ctrl-S).
- Powerful completion (TAB).
- Undo (Ctrl-Z).
- Automatic “cd ..” (Ctrl-Alt-U).
- Environment variable expansion (Ctrl-Alt-E).
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- Scriptable completion with Lua.
- Coloured and scriptable prompt.
- Auto-answering of the “Terminate batch job?” prompt.