Only the terminal(command screen) no GUI, for Windows XP ???


 
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Old 02-28-2013
Linux Only the terminal(command screen) no GUI, for Windows XP ???

Hi All,
Am working in a major IT company, due to security issues, being a fresher am not allowed to install or asking for a specific business reason to install it in my system.
The thing is i want to learn Linux, due to the same security issues we need Admin pass to install certain applications like VM ware....
All i want is a Terminal which is capable of running all the intermediate commands... is it possible to get only the terminal window without any installation(i am not allowed to carry pendrive to office) ? the good thing is i can download anything from internet...

P.S. i also tried online linux terminal like url=cb.vu/ but these are very basic few of the commands are not working... Kindly help me SmilieSmilieSmilieSmilie
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Old 02-28-2013
If you want something really really small, you could always try busybox for windows. It's a 600K .exe file requiring no installation. Run 'busybox bash' and you're in a shell with a fairly full suite of UNIX commands:

Code:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\User> busybox.exe
BusyBox v1.19.1_18_0-306-geb28f73.git (2011-01-16 17:56:02 ICT) multi-call binar
y.
Copyright (C) 1998-2009 Erik Andersen, Rob Landley, Denys Vlasenko
and others. Licensed under GPLv2.
See source distribution for full notice.

Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
   or: busybox --list[-full]
   or: function [arguments]...

        BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
        utilities into a single executable.  Most people will create a
        link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
        will act like whatever it was invoked as.

Currently defined functions:
        [, [[, ar, ash, awk, base64, basename, bash, bbconfig, bunzip2, bzcat,
        bzip2, cal, cat, catv, cksum, cmp, comm, cp, cpio, cut, date, dc, dd,
        diff, dirname, dos2unix, echo, ed, egrep, env, expand, expr, false,
        fgrep, find, fold, getopt, grep, gunzip, gzip, hd, head, hexdump, kill,
        killall, length, ls, lzcat, lzma, lzop, lzopcat, md5sum, mkdir, mv, od,
        pgrep, pidof, printenv, printf, ps, pwd, rm, rmdir, rpm2cpio, sed, seq,
        sh, sha1sum, sha256sum, sha512sum, sleep, sort, split, strings, sum,
        tac, tail, tar, tee, test, touch, tr, true, uncompress, unexpand, uniq,
        unix2dos, unlzma, unlzop, unxz, unzip, usleep, uudecode, uuencode, vi,
        wc, wget, which, whoami, xargs, xz, xzcat, yes, zcat


C:\Documents and Settings\User>busybox.exe bash
$ for X in 1 2 3 ; do echo $X ; done
1
2
3

$ echo "Asdf" | sed 's/s/huh/g'
Ahuhdf

$ exit

C:\Documents and Settings\User>

This is not truly Linux, though, just a shell and a big mess of utilities. You don't get device files, case-sensitive filenames, or anything else that's a function of the Linux kernel.

Why not try a Linux livecd? You can get a complete Linux environment that boots from DVD, no need to install anything on your computer. Knoppix is a well-known one. You may need to hit F9 or F12 on boot to choose which device to boot from.

You can also get LiveUSB's -- Linux which boots from a USB flash drive.

Last edited by Corona688; 02-28-2013 at 07:57 PM..
# 3  
Old 03-01-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688

Why not try a Linux livecd? You can get a complete Linux environment that boots from DVD, no need to install anything on your computer. Knoppix is a well-known one. You may need to hit F9 or F12 on boot to choose which device to boot from.

You can also get LiveUSB's -- Linux which boots from a USB flash drive.
As i told carrying pendrive and CD are restricted inside my office SmilieSmilieSmilie
# 4  
Old 03-01-2013
Why not install Virtualbox? You can then download and install a full Linux distribution and run it as a virtual machine.
# 5  
Old 03-01-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by fpmurphy
Why not install Virtualbox? You can then download and install a full Linux distribution and run it as a virtual machine.
Did we need to install it or it act as a portable one, without any installation can we able run it ?
# 6  
Old 03-01-2013
You want to have Linux available just by opening a command prompt and not installing, downloading, or bringing anything?

Linux is nice, but it's not magic.
# 7  
Old 03-08-2013
Take a look at cygwin. Gives you a bash terminal where you can use may unix like commands.
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