Run Unix commands on Widows cmd

For those of you who can’t live a day without typing at least a thousand “ls” and few hundreds “ps”, “cat” etc… You can do it on Windows cmd too.

By installing Cygwin and setting the PATH variable to point the Cygwin’s bin directory, most of the commands will work as usual from the Windows cmd, not just Cygwin’s shell. Of course it won’t be as real as running these commands on a Unix machine, but it still handy to do so anyways.

For example the ps command will only show processes that were started from the current shell (cmd), what’s funny also is that you can type both windows and Unix commands together.

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