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MS-DOS Player v30 New

Package Tool

A MS-DOS emulator for Win32-x64 systems. 16bit MS-DOS compatible commands can be executed on a Win32-x64 environment.
This emulator inherits the environment variables from the host Windows, and a target command can access the host's file path directly.
Execute 16bit MS-DOS compatible commands on a 64bit Windows system without the need to copy any files to/from a virtual machine (VMware, Virtual PC, XP mode, or others).

  • This emulator DOES NOT support Win16 execution files.
  • This emulator DOES NOT support graphic/sound hardwares and DOES NOT aim to support game softwares. Use DOSBox for this purpose.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
License: GPL FOSS
Similar/alternative apps: DOSBox

Yori [Yori]


Start a Yori shell instance.

Yori is a CMD replacement shell that supports backquotes, job control, and improves tab completion, file matching, aliases, command history, and more.

Part of Yori.

License: MIT License FOSS

ash [BusyBox] Private

Tool Unix Port

Unix shell interpreter.

Based on Kenneth Almquist's ash (through Debian dash).

Sibling Busybox commands are:
bash: Alias (with bash compatibilities?) for `ash'.
sh: Alias for `ash'.

Part of BusyBox (See there for available Windows implementations).

License: Freeware/Open Source. FOSS

Zsh v5.8 Private

Package Tool Unix Port

Interactive shell and a scripting language.

Available in:

v3.0.5: UnxUtils (as zsh.exe and sh.exe).

License: Freeware/Open Source FOSS

Bash v5.0 Private

Package Tool Unix Port

Bash or the GNU "Bourne-Again SHell" is a very popular sh-compatible command language interpreter used by default on MacOS and most Linux distributions. It executes commands read from the standard input or from a file and the default shell of Bash also incorporates useful features from the Korn and C shells (ksh and csh).

Bash is intended to be a conformant implementation of the Shell and Utilities portion of the IEEE POSIX specification (IEEE Standard 1003.1). Bash can be configured to be POSIX-conformant by default.

Get it as part of:

v3.1.17: Gow.
v1.14.2: win-bash (very old version).

License: Freeware/Open Source FOSS