Tips for using the Windows Command Line effectively

Although the command line experience on Windows has historically been less than stellar, the last few years have seen rapid improvement. In this post, I’ll cover three main areas of improvement:

  1. The new Windows Terminal
  2. Running PowerShell Core
  3. Developing with Windows Subsystem for Linux

In case you’re familiar with all three of these topics, I’ll be including some concrete tips in each topic that are real timesavers; hopefully at least one of the tips will be new.

The new Windows Terminal

Microsoft’s release of Windows Terminal, a modern, GPU-accelerated and open-source terminal application, is a real game changer. It can be installed and updated from the Microsoft store, with other methods of continue.

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