Release date: 
Friday, 13 October, 1995



TShell is a reduced-function shell for OS/2. Reduced function means that more system resources are available to applications. TShell is small and does well in 4MB RAM. TShell is a text-only shell for OS/2. There is no Presentation Manager under TShell. TShell runs DOS and OS/2 programs, but not PM programs. There are other restrictions. TShell has applications in low-resource systems, servers, embedded systems, floppy boots, and test beds.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. Add in CONFIG.SYS:


See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

TShell v. 1.0 (13/10/1995, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)) Readme/What's new
REVISION HISTORY -------------------------------------------------------------------- 09OCT95: delete, LEDs, pgmshell fix 06JUN95: color; update readme 16FEB94: better listboxes 19JAN94: first release for IBM EWS 05JAN94: home,end keys for listboxes; tweak readme 13DEC93: CSHELL->TShell name change; less RAM used if no REXX 16NOV93: start group is programmable with REXX 18AUG93: first release on OS2TOOLS.
 ftp.pc.ibm.com/pub/pccbbs/os2_ews/tshell.zip  local copy
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