Goal: Prepare comfortable CLI environment in Windows.
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Preface: Table of Content
The issue I face, when explaining things to my fellow discussion pals is, different platform. Some folks on group desire windows as their environment. What can I say ? All I can do is going back to basic stuff, such as setting up environment in windows.
Not everyone is using Gentoo, allright!!
Fortunately, now we have these tools:
cmder: pretty terminal, as replacement tools for windows’s cmd.
chocolatey: package manager for windows
schoop: alternative installer other than chocolatey.
After a while, these stuff making Windows great again.
As a combination of
we have cool package manager inside beautiful terminal.
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong Chantal Kreviazuk
They are pretty easy to setup. In a few minutes, you can also be a productive human with windows.
2: Choco Package Manager
As I said, there are at least two breathtaking tools
chocolatey.org Package Manager for Windows
scoop.sh Installer for Windows
As I stated, this one is glorious. Go ahead with install page
You should see the long command line that you need, on that website.
cmd with administrator privilege,
and copy paste the command.
Do not forget to press enter to run the long command.
3: Cmder Console
Now comes, the magical parts: The terminal.
As you can see, there are two options:
Just pick one of the two, download, unzip, and open it.
You can pin to taskbar to make
cmder easy to use.
You can also run
cmder as administrator, whenever you need.
Between the two. I found that cmder mini is enough. However, let me share my experience.
Notice the errors. Unfortunately, my old windows 7 is 32 bit.
It comes with git for windows. And it will show you this:
The mini version is pretty similar. Except it has minimal error in 32 bit version.
Mini is also very slim in size.
Git issue in 32 bit
Here comes the help from
We can install git easily using
As you can see in figure below, now git run well in windows.
4: Install with Choco
I’m having some fun with this new lovely toy. Installing few packages.
Solved. Developing in Windows is fun again.
What is Next ?
There is other article, that you might need to read. Consider continue reading [ Windows - Chocolatey - Sass ].
Happy New Year 2019. And thank you for reading.