C# Shell

Open-source C# projects categorized as Shell

Top 10 C# Shell Projects

  • PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: wget alias question, default to filename on webserver instead of specifying with -outfile | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2023-01-25

    This is apparently an open pull-request on the PowerShell Github repo.

  • PEASS-ng

    PEASS - Privilege Escalation Awesome Scripts SUITE (with colors)

    Project mention: guy I need help | reddit.com/r/securityCTF | 2023-01-27

    Try https://github.com/carlospolop/PEASS-ng/tree/master/linPEAS and read https://blog.g0tmi1k.com/2011/08/basic-linux-privilege-escalation/

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • CliWrap

    Library for running command-line processes

    Project mention: A History of the FFmpeg Project | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-01-28

    I am using CliWrap to create my own wrapper for the functionality I need from FFmpeg. Works pretty well!


  • cairoshell

    Cairo is a customizable, intuitive desktop environment for Windows.

    Project mention: Fix Windows Update on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2008, 2003, and 2000 | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-12-27


  • Vanara

    A set of .NET libraries for Windows implementing PInvoke calls to many native Windows APIs with supporting wrappers.

    Project mention: Looking for ideas about securing automated scripts. | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2022-10-12

    This is an advanced concept and should be contemplated if you feel confortable with C# programming. You can extend the Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI). Check the development documentation. Use Vanara to extend the functionality.

  • CsConsoleFormat

    .NET C# library for advanced formatting of console output [Apache]

  • Nake

    Magic script-based C# task runner for .NET Core

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • ManagedShell

    A library for creating Windows shell replacements using .NET.

    Project mention: Taskbar Labels for Windows 11 | reddit.com/r/Windows11 | 2022-08-21

    https://github.com/dremin/RetroBar/ is an implementation of https://github.com/cairoshell/ManagedShell great resource and my favorite taskbar replacement / mod in 11 modern .net 6 based, less of a hack and more "stand-alone" so it does not break on new builds, multiple classic skins

  • BetterExplorer

    A Better Explorer is a filemanager replacement that adds several handy features for productive file management.

  • PrettyConsole

    High performance, feature rich and easy to use wrap over System.Console

    Project mention: Spectre.Console is a .NET Standard 2.0 library that makes it easier to create beautiful console applications. | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 2022-09-23

    You can also try my library: https://github.com/dusrdev/PrettyConsole It has similar options but works on older console types with ansi. It's available in nuget as well.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-01-28.

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What are some of the best open-source Shell projects in C#? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 PowerShell 37,046
2 PEASS-ng 11,193
3 CliWrap 3,329
4 cairoshell 2,183
5 Vanara 1,294
6 CsConsoleFormat 324
7 Nake 218
8 ManagedShell 195
9 BetterExplorer 163
10 PrettyConsole 0
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