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A Command prompt shell for advanced users.
Amiga OSAmiga OS

Workbench 1.0

Command prompt in Workbench 1.0 (CLI (Command Line Interface))
Command prompt in Workbench 1.0 (CLI (Command Line Interface))



Workbench 2.04

Command prompt in Workbench 2.04 (AmigaShell)
Command prompt in Workbench 2.04 (AmigaShell)



Apple IIApple II

DeskTop 1.1
GS/OS 5.0.4
GS/OS 6.0.1


These GUIs don’t have this feature.



BeOSBeOS

BeOS R5.0.1 PE

Command prompt in BeOS R5.0.1 PE (Terminal)
Command prompt in BeOS R5.0.1 PE (Terminal)



Common Desktop EnvironmentCommon Desktop Environment

CDE 1.5 in Solaris 9

Command prompt in CDE 1.5 in Solaris 9 (Console)
Command prompt in CDE 1.5 in Solaris 9 (Console)



GEOS/GeoWorksGEOS/GeoWorks

GEOS 2 for C64
GEOS 2.1 for Apple II
GeoWorks Ensemble 2.0
NewDeal Office 3 Eval.
BreadBox Ensemble Lite


These GUIs don’t have this feature.



GNOMEGNOME

GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9

Command prompt in GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9 (Terminal)
Command prompt in GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9 (Terminal)



IRIXIRIX

IRIX 5.3

Command prompt in IRIX 5.3 (winterm)
Command prompt in IRIX 5.3 (winterm) with thanks to Ian Young. The screenshot is a reproduction.



Lisa Office SystemLisa Office System

Lisa OS 1.0
Lisa OS 3.1


These GUIs don’t have this feature.



Mac OSMac OS

System 1.1
System 3.0
System 4.2
System 7.0
System 7.5.3
Mac OS 8.0
Mac OS 9.0


These GUIs don’t have this feature. Mac OS did not have command prompt until Unix-based Mac OS X.



Mac OS X DP

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Command prompt in Mac OS X DP (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS X DP (Terminal)



Mac OS X DP 2

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Command prompt in Mac OS X DP 2 (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS X DP 2 (Terminal) with thanks to Steven Troughton-Smith



Mac OS X DP 3

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Command prompt in Mac OS X DP 3 (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS X DP 3 (Terminal)



Mac OS X DP 4

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Command prompt in Mac OS X DP 4 (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS X DP 4 (Terminal)



Mac OS X Public Beta

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Command prompt in Mac OS X Public Beta (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS X Public Beta (Terminal)



Mac OS 10.0.4

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Command prompt in Mac OS 10.0.4 (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS 10.0.4 (Terminal)



Mac OS 10.1

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Command prompt in Mac OS 10.1 (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS 10.1 (Terminal)



Mac OS X Jaguar

Command prompt in Mac OS X Jaguar (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS X Jaguar (Terminal)



Mac OS X Panther

Command prompt in Mac OS X Panther (Terminal)
Command prompt in Mac OS X Panther (Terminal)



NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/RhapsodyNeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Rhapsody

OPENSTEP 4.2

Command prompt in OPENSTEP 4.2 (Terminal)
Command prompt in OPENSTEP 4.2 (Terminal)

This shell window clearly shows OPENSTEP’s Unix (BSD) underpinnings.



Rhapsody DR2

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Command prompt in Rhapsody DR2 (Terminal)
Command prompt in Rhapsody DR2 (Terminal)

This shell window clearly shows Rhapsody’s Unix (BSD) underpinnings.



OS/2OS/2

MS OS/2 1.30.1

Command prompt in MS OS/2 1.30.1 (OS/2 Window)
Command prompt in MS OS/2 1.30.1 (OS/2 Window)

A full-screen version of this prompt was also available, with its own icon.



OS/2 2.1

Command prompt in OS/2 2.1 (OS/2 Window)
Command prompt in OS/2 2.1 (OS/2 Window)

A full-screen version of this prompt was also available, with its own icon.

Command prompt in OS/2 2.1 (DOS Window)
Command prompt in OS/2 2.1 (DOS Window)

A full-screen version of this prompt was also available, with its own icon.



OS/2 Warp 3

Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 3 (OS/2 Window)
Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 3 (OS/2 Window)

A full-screen version of this prompt was also available, with its own icon.

Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 3 (DOS Window)
Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 3 (DOS Window)

A full-screen version of this prompt was also available, with its own icon.



OS/2 Warp 4

Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 4 (OS/2 Window)
Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 4 (OS/2 Window)

A full-screen version of this prompt was also available, with its own icon.

Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 4 (DOS Window)
Command prompt in OS/2 Warp 4 (DOS Window)

A full-screen version of this prompt was also available, with its own icon.



QNXQNX

QNX 6.2.1 NC

Command prompt in QNX 6.2.1 NC (Terminal)
Command prompt in QNX 6.2.1 NC (Terminal)



RISC OSRISC OS

ArthurOS 1.2


This GUI doesn’t have this feature.



RISC OS 3.11

Command prompt in RISC OS 3.11 (Task window)
Command prompt in RISC OS 3.11 (Task window)



RISC OS 3.7

Command prompt in RISC OS 3.7 (Task window)
Command prompt in RISC OS 3.7 (Task window)



Symbian OS/EPOCSymbian OS/EPOC

Sibo/Psion Series 3a
Sibo/Psion Siena
EPOC R5/Psion Revo
EPOC R5/Psion Series 7


These GUIs don’t have this feature.



WindowsWindows

Windows 1.01

Command prompt in Windows 1.01
Command prompt in Windows 1.01. The screenshot has an extra border (remove) and wrong aspect ratio (correct).



Windows 2.03

Command prompt in Windows 2.03
Command prompt in Windows 2.03



Windows 3.0

Command prompt in Windows 3.0 (DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 3.0 (DOS Prompt)



Windows 3.1
WfW 3.11

Command prompt in Windows 3.1 (MS-DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 3.1 (MS-DOS Prompt)



Windows NT 3.1 Workstation

Command prompt in Windows NT 3.1 Workstation (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows NT 3.1 Workstation (Command Prompt)

Contrary to the 3.x/9x/Me editions, the NT line of Windows has never been based on MS-DOS, hence the more appropriate name Command Prompt.



Windows NT 3.51 Workstation

Command prompt in Windows NT 3.51 Workstation (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows NT 3.51 Workstation (Command Prompt)



Windows 95

Command prompt in Windows 95 (MS-DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 95 (MS-DOS Prompt)

Windows 95 was based on MS-DOS edition not available separately. This is MS-DOS 7.0, the last publicly available MS-DOS version was 6.22.



Windows 95B

Command prompt in Windows 95B (MS-DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 95B (MS-DOS Prompt)

Similarly to Windows 98, this MS-DOS Prompt was based on dedicated MS-DOS, version 7.10.



Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows NT 4.0 Server

Command prompt in Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (MS-DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (MS-DOS Prompt)



Windows 98

Command prompt in Windows 98 (MS-DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 98 (MS-DOS Prompt)

Windows 98 was based on dedicated MS-DOS, version 7.10.



Windows 98 SE

Command prompt in Windows 98 SE (MS-DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 98 SE (MS-DOS Prompt)

Windows 98 SE was based on dedicated MS-DOS, version 7.10.



Windows 2000 Pro

Command prompt in Windows 2000 Pro (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 2000 Pro (Command Prompt)



Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Command prompt in Windows 2000 Advanced Server (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows 2000 Advanced Server (Command Prompt)



Windows Me

Command prompt in Windows Me (MS-DOS Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows Me (MS-DOS Prompt)

The last MS-DOS prompt ever, based on minimalistic MS-DOS 8.0.



Whistler 2257

Command prompt in Whistler 2257 (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Whistler 2257 (Command Prompt)

Command Prompt identifies itself as Windows 2000, but gives the correct build number – 2257.



Windows XP Pro

Command prompt in Windows XP Pro (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows XP Pro (Command Prompt)



Windows Server 2003 Web

Command prompt in Windows Server 2003 Web (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Windows Server 2003 Web (Command Prompt)



Longhorn 4015

Command prompt in Longhorn 4015 (Command Prompt)
Command prompt in Longhorn 4015 (Command Prompt)

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