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Linux shell equivalent on IIS

Linux shell equivalent on IIS

As a LAMP developer considering moving to a .Net IIS platform, one of my concerns is the loss of productivity due to lack of shell... Has anyone else had this experience? Is there possibly a Linux shell equivalent for Windows?

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Guest [Entry]

"Depending on what version of IIS you're considering, I would second lbrandy's recommendation to check out PowerShell. Microsoft is working on a PowerShell provider for IIS (specifically version 7). There is a decent post about this at http://blogs.iis.net/thomad/archive/2008/04/14/iis-7-0-powershell-provider-tech-preview-1.aspx. The upcoming version of PowerShell will also add remoting capabilities so that you can remotely manage machines. PowerShell is quite different from *NIX shells, though, so that is something to consider.

Hope this helps."
Guest [Entry]

"Are you asking about Linux shell as in an environment to work in? For that CygWin I think has been around the longest and is pretty robust: http://www.cygwin.com/
A while ago I found a windows port of all the popular linux commands I use (ls, grep, diff) and I simply unzip those to a file, add it to my PATH environment and then can run from there: http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/
Or are you talking about executing shell commands from within your code? If you're in the .NET sphere, there is the Process.Start() method that will give you a lot of options.
Hope this helps!"
Guest [Entry]

"I assume you don't mean cygwin, right?

How about powershell, then?"
Guest [Entry]

"If you're referring to simply accessing your IIS server from a remote location, remote desktop generally solves that problem. Assuming your server has a static IP address or a host name you can access from the internet, remote desktop is a simple and relatively secure solution.

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