Billy Verreynne wrote:Thanks, Cygwin was the one that I just downloaded and it works like charm. Well, not the exact interface I wanted and looks little different from an original linux terminal but just what I wanted for quick accessing of linux commands. Thanks Billy
You want a better command shell for Windows? Something like the bash (OEL terminal) shell for Linux?
Microsoft introduced PowerShell that provides additional and better features. Not sure if a backport is available for Windows XP.
An alternative is CygWin. This is a DLL interface that supports Linux kernel calls and changes these into WinAPI calls. This for example enables you to run a bash-like shell in CygWin, but on Windows file systems and Windows processes and threads.
If you want to learn Linux via a terminal interface - download VirtualBox and build a Linux virtual machine.
Dude wrote:Thanks for some helpful links. Yes I wanted to use/practice linux commands on a Linux terminal in A windows environment without using a VM box or installing a Linux OS yet. As Billy suggested Cygwin was something helpful.
Please be more specific about what you are trying to accomplish. Are you looking for a Terminal program to connect to a remote Linux system, or do you want to execute Windows commands using a Unix style?
A common SSH client and terminal program for Windows is PuTTy:
Or perhaps the free version of MobaXterm:
If you want some Unix style apps on Windows XP, check MS Windows Services for UNIX:
Or use VirtualBox and install your own Linux system and run it side by side with Windows, as already mentioned:
Or buy a Mac, and use the best terminal program that is available. ;-)
However, your question seems all about using Windows, which has nothing to do with Oracle Linux.