How To Use Unix Commands On Windows 8

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If you ever used Linux/Unix OS the you probably notice that it has a lot cool shell commands, that can make your life easier. In this tutorial I’ll show you the simplest way to use Unix commands of windows 8 .

STEP 1

Download UnxUtils form this link :

http://www.weihenstephan.de/~syring/win32/UnxUtils.zip

STEP 2

Extract it to ‘C:\UnxUtils’

extract

STEP 3

Now, add the environment variable in the User variables:
Variable name: Path
Variable value: C:\unxutils\bin\;C:\unxutils\usr\local\wbin\

env

env 2

env 3

STEP 3

Open Command Prompt and try to type Unix command

Command Prompt2

As you can see on image above, now you can use Unix commands as ls,grep,wc and similar,
for more cool Unix commands visit my previous article Bash Scripting | Beginner Tutorial