June 19th, 2002, 06:06 PM
*nix Shells for Windows
Ive been looking for the longest time for a *nix shell that will work on windows. Ive come across a few and i would like to know what yall thought of each.
Unix2Dos-I discovered that it had quite a few basic *nix tools that ran in a dos enviroment.
Cygwin-Everyone knows it and most hate it this shell/emulator by redhat has a shoddy filestructure and isnt very good(no offence to those who like it just offering my option)
MKS Toolkit-one of my favorites it offers a korn shell and comes with vi for windows and an intergrated perl compiler found in most *nix enviroments.
Uwin/ksh- Uwin or unix-windows is another *nix enviroment that i personally like it's by bell labs birthplace of Unix and has a fairly large library of unilities to work with.
I know there are more out there but these are the ones that I found to be the most versitile. What do yall think?
BTW: Im going to attach the LS command that has been ported to windows cause i know that dir isnt as powerful as LS
Behold the power of ls
June 19th, 2002, 06:36 PM
I discovered vim -m$ vi ed
I wrote a bunch of console apps using cmd to mimic unix
type %1 %2 %3
del %1 %2 %3
I store them in a dir I call Unix. I set the path variable in such a way that it knows of the unix dir and now I have cat, ls, rm. %<number> is the command line arg passed in.
I found some additional very useful tools from http://sysinternals.com
If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What\'s more, you deserve to be hacked.
-- former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke
June 19th, 2002, 07:00 PM
I use the MKS toolkit in conjuction with the Windows resource kit. This gives you great flexibility with scripting and things of the like. I do not use the shell emulator though, I just like having the unix commands such as cat, etc... usuable in windows. I've found that the windows text parsing from a command prompt is pretty limited without MKS.
June 19th, 2002, 09:11 PM
Personally, I just use Exceed/Hummingbird with the MKS Toolkit. Works great, though is costly.
\"Windows has detected that a gnat has farted in the general vicinity. You must reboot for changes to take affect. Reboot now?\"
June 19th, 2002, 09:19 PM
I think KSH is a really good one.
June 19th, 2002, 09:41 PM
June 19th, 2002, 10:28 PM
Uwin is my favorite by bell labs it has an assortment of tools and utilities but it doesnt have many network applications.
June 19th, 2002, 11:12 PM
Putty rules, and it's free and has advanced options