MobaXterm Home Edition v10.8 Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2018
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Mobatek

MobaXterm provides a basic set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) in a single file. The program integrates an X server and some network clients such as SSH, telnet, rlogin, SFTP etc. accessible through a tabbed terminal.

Key features:

  • X server fully configured (based on Xorg)
  • Tab-based terminal with anti-aliased fonts and macro support
  • Easy DISPLAY export from any remote host
  • X11-Forwarding capability in OpenSSH
  • Numerous plugins including the GNU C/C++ compiler, GIT, SVN, MPlayer and more

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Passwords are saved to the "ini" file by default (this can be a security risk if someone else has access to your USB drive). If you already have passwords in the registry, passwords will still be saved there.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and paste the following:


  3. Save the file to the application folder as MobaXterm.ini
  4. Launch MobaXterm_Personal_[version number].exe
What's new? See:

23 comments on MobaXterm Home Edition  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

TP109 2011-12-29 17:58

Good find. Checking this out as a portable alternative to Cygwin.


TP109 2011-12-29 18:27

Well, it's not a full blown replacement for Cygwin, even though it has the GNU C/C++ compiler and other plugins available. However, this thing is a real networking swiss knife and looks really useful. Going to take some time to go through all of its features.


freakazoid 2011-12-29 22:15

Might give this a try. Will need to find a SVN plugin.


Mobatek 2011-12-30 00:22

Hello, as there was no SVN plugin available, we just created one. You can download it from our plugins page:


freakazoid 2011-12-30 02:46

@mobatek - That was quick! :) How about Git?


Mobatek 2011-12-30 09:07

Here it is: a Git plugin has just been added in the plugins page: .


freakazoid 2011-12-30 20:33

@mobatek - Thanks! Any reason why the Git plugin uses version instead of a later version? Also, let's say I wanted to open a specific directory with MobaXterm from the command line or .bat script, is that possible?


Mobatek 2011-12-30 21:21

I hope that TPFC admins will not blame me for using comments for bringing some support ;)
@freakazoid: you can open a folder or any file you want using the "open" command from inside MobaXterm. I hope this helps!


freakazoid 2012-02-25 21:27

@mobatek - Do you have a tutorial on how to create plugins? They seem to be zipped up folders, but I was wondering what versions I'm supposed to get. Cygwin?

I tried to create my own Git plugin with the Cygwin Git package (following your folder structure in your Git plugin), but couldn't get it to work.


Mobatek 2012-02-26 17:50

@freakazoid - Sorry, there is no tutorial for creating plugins for the moment because we are working on a "plugin creator" interface.
Currently, if you want to create plugins, you will have to create a ZIP archive containing the required files with the correct path structure and then rename the extension to .mxt3. The "GIT" plugin is a good example of how to create a plugin file. You can take your binaries from the Cygwin distribution, but you will have to manage file dependencies which can be a real headache (that is the purpose of the plugin creator program we want to develop).


snaphat 2012-03-24 00:52

@freakazoid: The other day, I created a set of scripts that implement an "Open MobaXterm here" context menu entry for windows. Perhaps that is what you were looking to do?


freakazoid 2012-03-24 05:40

@snaphat - Yes, that was what I was attempting to do. Put MobaXterm as a context menu entry. I tried using your .mxtrc context menu script with Open++:

But wasn't able to make them gel together. If you figure out a way to get it working with Open++, let me know.


snaphat 2012-03-24 19:08

freakazoid: Install it as my instructions say. Then in Open++ add a new command with:
Program: "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe"
Arguments: "/C \PATH\TO\MobaXtermHere_Run.bat %FilePaths%"
Associate with: "Single File or Folder"
Don't put the double quotes and replace \PATH\TO with the actual path to the .bat file.


freakazoid 2012-03-25 10:40

@snaphat - I had the same thing you wrote above.

One thing I forgot to mention is I had to modify your _Run.bat file so:

set BatchFilePath=%~dsp0

I don't believe this broke anything, but I still wasn't able to get your script working. FYI, I'm (still) on Windows XP if that helps.


snaphat 2012-03-26 02:23

@freakazoid: I redesigned the scripts today to do most of the installation work automatically. It turned out there were more incompatible paths than the one you mentioned above. It should work now (I tested myself in XP).

Anyway, try the new version and follow the install instructions for Open++ on my website. It's a little different from what I posted above) (that is to say- the above instructions are wrong for XP definitely).


freakazoid 2012-03-26 18:27

@snaphat - Perfect! Script works great! :) Thanks for taking the time to create such a script.


snaphat 2012-03-28 06:42



century 2012-04-09 11:05

a very good one.
i use it to connect to all my servers (OpenVms, solaris, linux, windows)
the X part works fine ....
Thanks you !!!!!


TP109 2012-04-26 06:55

MobaXtermHere script works great on XP. Nice addition.


Nat 2013-05-30 20:38

I use this software daily in all my network admin duties. It's a wonderful piece of software and I will gladly recommend this to all my friends.


__philippe 2013-07-25 12:58

MobaXterm alternative: For a much more compact suite of Native Win32 port of stand-alone GNU utilities, *provided an X-Server is not required*, consider also

package download (3.36Mb):

The classic, finely honed, single-purpose Unix tools "cat | grep | head | tail ..." are all in there,
(all 118 of them), including the perennial soul-searching 'whoami' operator...;-)

Tested and found to be running fine under winXP. Recommended.



hamasaki 2015-02-15 12:01

Absolutely terrific software.


MIKLO 2017-04-03 14:39

@snaphat I am still using all the time, and I still love this app, thanks for your hard work on this product great job dude :)


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