in reply to UNIX shell commands in Windows

In (rough) order of preference:

Perl Power Tools


The Berkeley Utilities - 40 unix commands ported to DOS

GNU utilities for Win32

Unix Utils for DOS

CMD Line Tools for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

cat.c from p. 154 of the Kernighan and Ritchie text


Update: 2006-09-14 It would seem, however, that several of those links are b0rk, so this should be the updated version:

Update: 2009-11-16 :

Many thanks to toolic and pmonk4ever for alerting me to various problems with the prior version!

Update: 2010-02-27 :

Update: 2010-04-04 :


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Re^2: UNIX shell commands in Windows
by pmonk4ever (Friar) on Oct 12, 2009 at 19:17 UTC
    The problem with external links is that they can die on the vine without the courtesy of a termination notice... :)

    Perl Power Tools & Cmd line Tools are gone with no forwarding address, Berkley Utilities fails the firewall test with the keyword "games", it may load outside $work! Unix Tools for DOS points to a jhacker page...the nerve...

    Good resources all in all. planetscape++

    Update: Minor edit to above paragraph.


    "No trees were harmed in the creation of this node. However, a rather large number of electrons were somewhat inconvenienced."