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Like "rm,ls,grep" and other most used commands are included,

what we need to do is include the directory in the PATH environment.

Where to download it?

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You might be looking for cygwin, which is a Linux-like environment for Windows or something more like Unix Utils, which are ports of GNU utilities to Windows.

EDIT: Apparently, the download on the Unix Utils page is broken. However, if that is what you want, you can still get it from the Sourceforge download page.

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You need to install this and then add the install path and the bin under it to the path I think – Preet Sangha Sep 1 '09 at 4:09
Oh yes it's "Unix Utils",but not downloadable Where can I download it? – Shore Sep 1 '09 at 4:10
The great thing is that even though it's closed,I can still mark it as correct answer!Haha – Shore Sep 1 '09 at 4:13
I gave a link to an alternate download location. – Thomas Owens Sep 1 '09 at 4:14
If you want up-to-date tools, see gnuwin32 as mentioned below. – Matthew Talbert Sep 1 '09 at 4:50

Try unixutils or cygwin

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unixutils looks like it hasn't been updated for several years. – Matthew Talbert Sep 1 '09 at 4:50

MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows)

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cygwin is a complete environment. If you're after native tools, then look at gnuwin32

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+1 Yes, gnuwin32 is better if you just want the tools and don't want to screw with the whole cygwin environment. – AaronLS Sep 1 '09 at 5:01

I love MinGW. It gives you a Unix console complete with bash shell, and all your faves -- ls, rm, mv, cp, grep, tar, find, emacs, vim, svn, git, etc. When you're using it, you're in bash (or whatever your preferred shell is) just like a Linux box.

It gives you searchable command history that survives the machine being restarted.

I find its way of handling paths much more intuitive and convient than Cygwin's.

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