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A web search for [http://www.google.com/search?q=windows+unix+utilities&btnG=Search windows unix utilities] will uncover plenty of others.
 
A web search for [http://www.google.com/search?q=windows+unix+utilities&btnG=Search windows unix utilities] will uncover plenty of others.
   
Of course, if all you need is <tt>[[Find in files within Vim|grep]]</tt> or <tt>sort</tt>, don't forget that Vim now has built-in versions of both.
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Of course, if all you need is <code>[[Find in files within Vim|grep]]</code> or <code>sort</code>, don't forget that Vim now has built-in versions of both.
   
 
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created 2001 · complexity basic · author Benji Fisher · version 5.7


If you use Vim on Windows, but wish you had some of those nifty UNIX command-line tools, there are several places you can find them. The best-known is probably Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/), a comprehensive Linux-like environment that includes a large collection of the familiar UNIX commands.

Cygwin can be overkill if you just want a command or two, however. Here are some other options:

A web search for windows unix utilities will uncover plenty of others.

Of course, if all you need is grep or sort, don't forget that Vim now has built-in versions of both.

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