Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with the Monokai color scheme and a custom prompt layout, looking sexy from the start.
You can download from the webpage. I advise you install the version with git.
After downloading it extract the data and copy it to
I suggest you put it directly on
c:\ to avoid permission problems.
Then open the
.exe file (
C:\cmder_mini\Cmder.exe) to start using it.
You can right click the
.exefile and pin it to the task bar.
Open the cmder settings with
Then go to
Default term and mark
Force conEmu as default terminal for console applications.
After that any operation that opens the terminal or the powershell will open
One of the best features is that most linx commands (like
ls) work here as well as the windows ones (like
So for example, no more problems with
clear both work here!
Another really great feature is that you can open multiple consoles as tabs (like with chrome) with
T and close it with
It is also way better visually than the default windows terminal. And it has git integrations so that you will see by default the branch you are working on.
One other cool feature are alias.
For example you can write
alias jn=jupyter notebook and the write
jn to start jupyter notebooks.
As an example some useful alias would be:
|alias ll=ls -lah||list files with details and human readable sizes|
|alias jn=cd c:/PYTHON $t jupyter notebook||go to the python path and open jupyter notebook|
|alias jl=cd c:/PYTHON $t jupyter lab||go to the python path and open jupyter lab|
|alias cdp=cd c:/PYTHON||go to the python path|
|alias rf=python src/index.py||open a flask app|
It has a lot of other nice features, you can read about it in their webpage. You can read about them in the documentation.