Gow (Gnu on Windows - Unix Tools Environment and Collection)

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Gow (Gnu on Windows - Unix Tools Environment and Collection)

#1 Post by vevy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:45 pm

Added to the database. https://cli.portablefreeware.com/?id=11

Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX applications compiled as native win32 binaries. It is designed to be as small as possible, about 10 MB, as opposed to Cygwin which can run well over 100 MB depending upon options.

⚠️Be careful with some tools in this collection due to their age. See below.

Included Tools (bold = Original parent package or single tools):
Bash | ● bc: bc,dc | ● bison | ● bzip2: bzip2, bunzip2, bzip2recover

Coreutils: basename, cat, chgrp, chmod, chown, chroot, cksum, cp, csplit, cut, dd, df, dirname, du, env, expand, expr, factor, fmt, fold, gsort, head, hostid, hostname, id, install, join, ln, ls, md5sum, mkdir, mkfifo, mknod, mv, nl, od, paste, pathchk, pr, printenv, printf, pwd, rm, rmdir, seq, sha1sum, sleep, split, sum, sync, tac, tail, tee, test, touch, tr, uname, unexpand, uniq, unlink, wc, whoami, yes

Diffutils: diff, diff3, sdiff | ● dos2unix (Clem Dye): dos2unix, unix2dos | ● Findutils: gfind (renamed find), xargs | ● flex
gawk: available under the names: awk, gawk | ● grep: grep, egrep, fgrep | ● gsar | ● gzip | ● indent | ● jwhois
less: less, lesskey | ● m4 | ● make | ● nano | ● patch | ● sed
Sharutils: shar, unshar, uudecode, uuencode | ● tar | ● util-linux: su | ● vim | ● whereis | ● which

Ignored due to vulnerability risks:
● curl
● Wget
● ncftp
● PuTTY: pageant, plink, pscp, psftp, putty, puttygen, "scp", "sftp", "ssh". The last three are not the named utilities but just renamed PuTTY tools.
● Info-ZIP's Zip
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