Linux shell equivalent on IIS

By : Kevin

As a LAMP developer considering moving to a .Net IIS platform, one of my concerns is the loss of productivity due to lack of shell... Has anyone else had this experience? Is there possibly a Linux shell equivalent for Windows?

By : Kevin


I assume you don't mean cygwin, right?

How about powershell, then?

Are you asking about Linux shell as in an environment to work in? For that CygWin I think has been around the longest and is pretty robust:

A while ago I found a windows port of all the popular linux commands I use (ls, grep, diff) and I simply unzip those to a file, add it to my PATH environment and then can run from there:

Or are you talking about executing shell commands from within your code? If you're in the .net sphere, there is the Process.Start() method that will give you a lot of options.

Hope this helps!

By : Dillie-O

If you're referring to simply accessing your IIS server from a remote location, remote desktop generally solves that problem. Assuming your server has a static IP address or a host name you can access from the internet, remote desktop is a simple and relatively secure solution.

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