Software package that provides great console experience even on PC



  -  158 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    Cmder 1.3.25 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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  • Author / Product

    Samuel Vasko / External Link

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The average Windows user is not comfortable with its default command prompt utility feature. They would rather have an alternative to this tool which has more of a graphical user interface. In this case, the best choice is the console emulator known as Cmder.

Command Line Console Emulator

Console emulators are basically software programs that are designed to provide video game console emulation on computers. They can also provide terminal emulation for computer users who like working with keyboards.

Console emulators go by various names, such as command-line shells, terminal windows, or text terminals. These emulators generally have little to no graphical interface. You can use a terminal emulator on remote computers or local computers through special kinds of services like dial-up, Telnet, or SSH.

Even though new software and hardware technology is always being developed, you’ll still be able to access older machines through these software programs. This makes terminal emulators quite important.

Portable App Benefits

It utilizes ConEmu technology. ConEmu is basically a console emulator that has tabs. Originally, it was developed as a Far Manager companion. Cmder is different, though, because its frame features an animated graphical user interface with a vibrant color scheme and lots of enhancements, including keyboard shortcuts.

Due to the portable design of Cmder, you can use it anywhere. In addition, you can use your app development projects’ Git repositories with Cmder too.


The program is more than an alternative to your Windows default command prompt utility. It provides more tools, features, and a graphical interface which makes it easier to work with. Any user that wants a comprehensive software package and a terminal emulator will definitely want to check out Cmder.

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What's new in this version:

- Updates to 3 vendored dependencies
- script error when cwd name contains %
- Create
- Remove Cmder.exe race condition
- Revert Git update so not to include a release Candidate
- Enabled match.expand_envvars in the default clink settings in c9b77f6
- Do CI on development PRs
- fix: fix some typos in comments
- Bump actions/upload-artifact from 3 to 4
- Bump peter-evans/create-pull-request from 5 to 6
- Bump softprops/action-gh-release from 1 to 2
- Bump microsoft/setup-msbuild from 1 to 2
- Bump github/codeql-action from 2 to 3
- Bump actions/checkout from 3 to 4