Best Linux Administrator Tools for Windows

linux administrator tools for windows

In this post I give you the best Linux Administrator Tools for Windows. They are very handy for me and they will help you to easier your work.


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AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.

I use it mostly for Linux command alias, to keep me typing less and doing more important work. I would not survive this long without AutoHotKey.

How to use AutoHotKey

Just download AHK from the official site or click on this direct download link, it will be installed like any other windows application.

AutoHotkey doesn’t do anything on its own, it needs a script file to tell it what to do. A script is simply a plain text file with the .ahk filename extension containing instructions for the program.

In my case, I have a file called Aliases.ahk with some of the following content:

NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
::/cpanelog::tail -f /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log
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::/keys1::ssh-keygen -t rsa
::/keys2::ssh-copy-id root@$server
mysql -u root -e 'show databases;' | grep -Ev "Database|information_schema|mysql|performance_schema|sys" | awk '{print $1}'
::/whmlogin::whmapi1 create_user_session user=root service=whostmgrd locale=en

So you can create your own and save it to “Whatever.ahk”, to execute it just double click on it. You will see a small green “H” icon on your Windows Task Bar.

When you right click on it a Menu will be displayed. There you can Reload you script if you made any changes on it, edit the script, etc. You can run as many scripts as you want.

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As you can see, it’s pretty straight forward, you can write simple aliases or more elaborated ones, I use the format “::/alias:: ( code ) Return” to scape special characters in my commands.

You can use any character to difference from your regular typing or none at all, I choose the “/” for no special reason.

I also use AHK for launching all my stuff for work, let me show you how.

This small code it is on my Aliases.ahk script on the bottom of the file. After the script runs I just press keys ” CTRL + 1″ and all my stuff is open by itself.

 Run "C:\Program Files\Viscosity\Viscosity.exe"
 Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mobatek\MobaXterm\MobaXterm.exe"
 Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --ignore-certificate-errors
 Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"
 Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Zim Desktop Wiki\zim.exe"

AHK is not limited to make aliases or mapping keys, you can do other automation and mapping keys, if you want to learn more please read their official tutorial on this link.

Tips for Auto Hot Key tool

I have my auto hot key script file Aliases.ahk on the windows startup folder, so when I turn on my pc, it loads itself. This helps me save time and a few clicks per day.

You can also map mouse buttons and do plenty of nice stuff, but so far I have not need it.


Using the Linux Administrator tools for Windows helps me get through the day and perform better at my work.

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