It's the original home of .NET and it's currently the best platform for writing and playing games. This summary has currently been tested on Windows 10 only. Setup instructions assume Windows and PowerShell.
There is a preview in the Windows App Store of Windows Terminal. GPU text rendering, a modern look & themes, tabs, split panes(!) and UTF-8 appear to be the standout features. It's a pretty early build but seems to work well enough. It's currently missing search and there are some redraw issues in Vim when resizing the terminal (tracking issue).
I come from a Linux background (Well it was more like Windows -> Linux/Windows). So
I'm a Bash guy. However, on Windows it's just better to run things in CMD or
PowerShell sometimes. CMD is very restrictive and some commands in PowerShell are verbose.
However, I'd prefer to use one shell rather than keep switching. I still use
Git Bash for Windows for some things (
dos2unix anyone?!) but slowly figuring out
things in PowerShell.
Powershell aliases a lot of commands from Linux which helps with the transition. Notice that I'm also using forward slashes. Windows is fine with this and will accept forward or it's native original backslash path separators.
Some commands also have a
-filter option hence, you need to use at least one
more character to tell PS which option you want. I prefer to just make it obvious
especially in scripts.
Here are a list of commands that got me going with PowerShell:
Remove directory and all files and subdirectories recursively. Works without
-force unless you're dealing with directories that start with a
rm -r -force <directory>
Echo a string to the end of a file
ac <path> "<string>"
Display the contents of a file (exactly like Bash)
Create a directory - don't care if it exists
mkdir -f <directory/subdirectory/subsubdir> | Out-Null
Get help for a command (don't use
<command> --help this will do something)
man <command> # e.g. man mkdir
Copy over existing file (
cp -r -force <source> <destination>
Run a PowerShell script called
build.ps1 in the current directory