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ConEmu

#1 Post by Midas » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:20 am

ConEmu is an actively developed FOSS project (with a thriving community, it seems) for Windows console emulation, natively portable (instructions are included in the download package, but in a rush just create an empty 'ConEmu.xml' file inside the ConEmu folder -- otherwise settings get written to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ConEmu; not tested for stealth!), available in x32 and x64 versions, and with more options than you'd want to shake the proverbial stick at...
http://sourceforge.net/projects/conemu/ wrote:ConEmu is a Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager. ConEmu starts a console program in a hidden console window, and provides an alternative customizable GUI window with various features.

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A rather interesting snippet from ConEmu's FAQ page:
http://code.google.com/p/conemu-maximus5/wiki/ConEmuFAQ wrote:Q. Can ConEmu make launched applications portable?
A. This feature is under development - complete registry interception for launched applications is planned.

Download ConEmu Stable (currently v120727c) @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/conemu/files/Stable/
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Re: ConEmu

#2 Post by freakazoid » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:15 am

I've been using this recently and it's pretty good.

Great when you have to manage different things like bash, cmd all in one window.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: ConEmu

#3 Post by Midas » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:48 am

ConEmu is currently at version (Build) 131026; changelog (too long to post here) is at http://code.google.com/p/conemu-maximus5/wiki/Whats_New.

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Re: ConEmu

#4 Post by tproli » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:18 pm

Nice, thanks. I noticed that

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\ConEmu
is always created with 3 minor settings (about history and screen colors). Perhaps it can be disabled with some smart combination of checkboxes in the Settings, I wasn't able to figure out.

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Re: ConEmu

#5 Post by Midas » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:39 am

ConEmu Build 160301 released (site moved; changelog is now at http://conemu.github.io/en/Whats_New.html).

FYI, direct downloads are at http://www.fosshub.com/ConEmu.html.

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Re: ConEmu

#6 Post by webfork » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:59 am

Note: this was originally posted over on the Cmder thread (and most of the screenshots are of that program) but I'm really talking about one of the component programs, ConEmu, so I moved it over to this thread.

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I was drawn to this mostly because it allows for generating a restricted user, which -- unless you're a system administrator -- has to account for 95% of the things that are done on the command-line:

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However, the home page had some very nice additional bits:
The main advantage of Cmder is portability. It is designed to be totally self-contained with no external dependencies, which makes it great for USB Sticks or cloud storage. So you can carry your console, aliases and binaries (like wget, curl and git) with you anywhere.
Nice.

Those are two nice things, but there's a LOT under the hood with this program. If you ever wanted to have bash, powershell, and regular CMD all in the same tabbed window, here's a great start:

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Also this looks to be very much still in development, with an update out last month:
1.3.15 (2020-06-26)

Fixes #2247, fixes #2254 #2265
Clink path get broken if clink-completions content is created in a different order #2278Clink path get broken if clink-completions content is created in a different order #2278
Move Git functions to lib/git.bat #2293
Fix Cmder issue #2290 #2294
Update git for windows to 2.26.2 #2308
Update README.md #2323Update README.md #2323
Added support for setting custom icons for Cmder window #2335
Fix and enhance enhance_path_recursive #2311


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Re: ConEmu Portable

#7 Post by rbon » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:34 am

ConEmu Portable rel. 201124 (alpha) released Nov. 25, 2020
• GitHub project page: https://github.com/Maximus5/ConEmu
• GitHub direct download portable paf: https://github.com/Maximus5/ConEmu/rele ... sh.paf.exe
• FossHub project page: https://www.fosshub.com/ConEmu.html
• FossHub direct download portable paf: https://www.fosshub.com/ConEmu.html?dwl ... sh.paf.exe

Changelog Build 201124 (alpha):

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• conemu#2201: Support new executor in Far 3 build 5709.
• l10n: German translations were updated
• Minimum required Windows version was updated in Readme.
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ConEmu and ConEmu Portable works on Windows 2000 or later.

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On FossHub there is a download counter: they are 2,190,884 downloads. 8)

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Re: ConEmu

#8 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:29 pm

Should this fall under GUI rather than CLI?

Something along the lines of ColorConsole?

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Re: ConEmu

#9 Post by webfork » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:00 pm

Andrew Lee wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:29 pm
Should this fall under GUI rather than CLI?
We had a long discussion about CLI vs. GUI somewhere else in the forums. But the way I've come down on this is if it's launched in a CLI window and stays in a CLI window (ala pico, ipconfig, pico, vi, etc.) it's CLI. Otherwise, it's graphical.

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Re: ConEmu

#10 Post by Andrew Lee » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:26 pm

webfork wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:00 pm
We had a long discussion about CLI vs. GUI somewhere else in the forums. But the way I've come down on this is if it's launched in a CLI window and stays in a CLI window (ala pico, ipconfig, pico, vi, etc.) it's CLI. Otherwise, it's graphical.
So it seems this _is_ GUI. Basically a GUI shell for the command prompt. Any objections if I move this to mainline submission?

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Re: ConEmu

#11 Post by vevy » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:08 am

If this was a CLI-only site, I'd add them in a special category, because they are very relevant to CLI.

But the GUI is the point of a Console/terminal emulator, so the main DB seems appropriate.
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Re: ConEmu

#12 Post by rbon » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:12 am

Andrew Lee wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:26 pm
webfork wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:00 pm
We had a long discussion about CLI vs. GUI somewhere else in the forums. But the way I've come down on this is if it's launched in a CLI window and stays in a CLI window (ala pico, ipconfig, pico, vi, etc.) it's CLI. Otherwise, it's graphical.
So it seems this _is_ GUI. Basically a GUI shell for the command prompt. Any objections if I move this to mainline submission?
I agree with Andrew.
ConEmu Portable is absolutely a GUI. :mrgreen:
I should have, right away, insert it in 'Portable Freeware Submission' but I didn't want to open a new discussion: with links, images and bla-bla. Sorry.
Please move the post 'ConEmu Portable'.

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Re: ConEmu

#13 Post by vevy » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:29 pm

Added. Vote.

(and created a new category for Consoles/Terminals)
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