Overview

Most Windows computers do not automatically come installed with Linux based commands such as ssh or make. This article aims to give a simple option for installing these commands.

Instructions

Install chocolaty

To install, you can either use cmd.exe  or powershell In either scenario you should make sure you are running as administrator. [Search and Right Click]

Then, make sure you are connected to reliable internet.
For cmd.exe  use the following command:

@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"

For powershell  use the following command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))

Type the following commands:

choco install git.install
choco install python --version=3.5.4
choco install nodejs.install --version=8.9.4
choco install yarn
choco install make
choco install openssh
choco install winscp

You should now be able to use linux commands in your native terminal.

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