About MobaXterm local bash terminal
Mobaxterm comes with Cygwin bash. Cygwin is a large collection of GNU and Open Source tools which provide functionality similar to a Linux distribution on Windows. Source: Cygwin official. Very useful range of Linux commands/utilities such as ls, grep, mkdir to powerful utilities such as ssh, scp, rsync, vim editor will work with MobaXterm inbuild bash terminal.
How to start a local terminal
If you have not customized your mobaxterm yet, when you start your MobaXterm, it would open with a default HOME tab as shown below. There are several ways to get a local bash terminal,
- Method 1: Click on the Start local terminal button available in the home page as shown below.
- Method 2: Click on the new TAB button (+) as shown below.
- Method 3: Terminal -> Open new tab