PuTTY is much better than cmd.exe. Can I use PuTTY to execute Windows commands?
The only way you could achieve this is to install an SSH or Telnet server into Windows. Windows comes with a telnet server in the Add/Remove Windows Components.
Then you can use PuTTY to connect to the local computer and log in.
However you will still be running cmd.exe within PuTTY, so you won't really gain anything by this - infact it will probably be worse.
If you want the full
Also, you can use netcat
and then connect to localhost on port 1234 using putty (RAW type connection). Still not the best, but at least you don't have to install SSH or Telnet servers. (Also, unix like color codes seem to work for example:
using windows grep seems to work properly.