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.
With help of the best
Carry it with you on USB stick or in Cloud. So your settings, aliases and history can go anywhere you go. You will not see that ugly Windows prompt ever again.
Git and others
Oooh yes! If you decide to use the slightly bigger
msysgit version, you will have all Unix commands ready in PATH so that you can
cat instantly on every machine.
- Unzip (can take a while)
- (optional) Place your executables in
- Run Cmder.bat
Ctrl + `: Global Summon from taskbar
Win + Alt + p: Preferences (Or right click on title bar)
Ctrl + t: New tab dialog (maybe you want to open cmd as admin?)
Ctrl + w: Close tab
Shift + Alt + number: Fast new tab:
Alt + Enter: Fullscreen
Shift + Up: Traverse up in directory structure (lovely feature!)
End, Home, Ctrl: Traverse text as usual on Windows
Ctrl + r: History search
Shift + mouse: Select and copy text from buffer
Right click / Ctrl + Shift + v: Paste text
Notes / Docs
There is simple support for aliases. They can be created by using the
alias command like this:
alias ls=ls --color $*. They are pretty much just doskeys in
/config/aliases. One per line.
And make sure to handle arguments by putting argument variables
Updating + Building
There is not much going on here. But if you want to get most recent updates for Conemu just
tick auto-updating in preferences. If you want to clone the repo and build it yourself, you will need
Ruby, wget and 7z. When you are set on that, just run
I have to admit here that I am not a PS guy. So do not expect any improvement or tips in that department. But if you are a PS geek, you really should start submitting some amazing tweaks.
If you have trouble with anything I am happy to help. But you will have much better chances to find solutions on the pages of the upstream projects. Those are: