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1 | Posted by: Nathan Logan (Guest) | ~ 2 years ago |

Very cool.

Thanks for the info. I’ll have to give it a shot.


2 | Posted by: Matt (Guest) | ~ 2 years ago |

This is a very sweet little program. Thanks for the heads up!

3 | Posted by: Jennifer Grucza (Guest) | ~ 2 years ago |

Hmm, never heard of UnixKit. I’ve always used cygwin in all the places I’ve worked.


4 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years ago |

I have used Cygwin myself Jennifer. Cygwin is great if you want to run, in effect, a full Linux on top of Windows. But it’s a big installation and, if I remember correctly, it effectively runs autonomously - exclusive of the Windows shell and file-system.

On the other hand, UnixKit is supplemental to the Windows shell. If its components are installed within the “path” then it becomes completely interchangeable with the shell (ie: one can use “dir” and “ls” in the same shell). It also benefits from a tiny footprint.

Cygwin is simply overkill for what I wanted in this instance.

5 | Posted by: Apuokas (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 1 month ago |

Sorry, that my question might sound LOL. Is there a possibility to improve UnixKit? For example to add some extra
commands to it? Thanks in advance…

6 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year ago |

Absolutely, although the process is probably beyond the skills of most users. All one would need to do is to either:

  • Install new Unix command binaries in the UnixKit path, or
  • Compile Unix commands on from their source on your Windows computer, then install the new binaries in the UnixKit path.
7 | Posted by: mike (Guest) | ~ 9 months ago |

do know where i can get a awk.exe file

8 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 9 months ago |

Hi Mike,

AWK is available at: http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/bwk/

9 | Posted by: Prantik (Guest) | ~ 3 months ago |

Great Help.

10 | Posted by: alibaba (Guest) | ~ 1 month, 2 weeks ago |

I am using this http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=23617 a lot of linux commands for windows shell. It’s great. Just installed what I need. One thing is that I still have to use backslash.

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