Best software for Unix commands in Windows cmd.exe?

I don't like Cygwin. The Interix stuff only works on Enterprise Edition. GnuWin32, Gnu on Windows, and UnixUtils are no longer maintained. andLinux only works with 32 bit Windows. Everything else I can find appears to be a cmd.exe substitute. That's not what I want.
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R. Toby RichardsNetwork AdministratorAsked:
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rindiCommented:
Then get a box with Unix on it and connect to it with kitty. Or install Unix using a hypervisor like VirtualBox.
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R. Toby RichardsNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
You don't understand. I want to run Unix commands against my Windows computer. For example, I'd like to be able to:

C:\>find c:\users\toby | grep outlook.pst
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Shiju JacobInfo SecurityCommented:
Hi

findstr /n /i /c:" outlook.pst" *

Search for any file containing " outlook.pst" regardless of its case and display the line where the text is found. Below is an example of how the results in the above example may look.

http://www.computerhope.com/findstr.htm
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
A possibility is that you install cygwin as this is maintained. Then use your Windows Cmd-Shift box where your set the path to include cygwin dll and executables. Finding another than the already mentioned unx utilities will most likely fail.

What is it you have against cygwin btw?
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R. Toby RichardsNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Shiju: I don't want the DOS equivalent of things. I want to run UNIX commands in the DOS shell.

Gerwin: I have Cygwin, and added C:>\Cygwin64\bin to my %PATH%. This works OK, but I would like to find a non-Cygwin solution.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Besides not liking Cygwin (that's your opinion - which is OK with me), is there any technical issue you have with Cygwin? It is being kept up to date and I don't know of any other set of Unix tool for the Windows platform, at least no other than you've listed already.

Anther solution I can think of is running Linux in a virtual machine that has you c: drive mounted so you can work on Windows files.
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SUBHASH CHANDRACommented:
have you tried GIT+, there a lot of different ways to use Git. There are the original command line tools, and there are many graphical user interfaces of varying capabilities.
you can use lot of command.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
@subhash - I don't know how your 'GIT+' suggestion would help the asker, they are searching for a solution to run Unix commands in Windows. GIT+ does not do that. Wrong question for this reply maybe?
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SUBHASH CHANDRACommented:
Dear Gerwin
Git+ is not like cygwin or unix flavour but it has some predefined commands which is works like linux commands (but limited).
Like you can do : cut , copy , ftp, mv, etc..
I am agree with you and I know that my question is not familiar with proper answer and will not fulfill the asker's requirement.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
@subhash, any reference to Git+ that you can share?
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R. Toby RichardsNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

No good solutions.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Busybox may be an option for you: https://frippery.org/busybox/

Start it like this: busybox sh

then type help to see available commands:

Built-in commands:
------------------
        . : [ [[ alias break cd chdir command continue echo eval exec
        exit export false getopts hash help history let local printf
        pwd read readonly return set shift source test times trap true
        type ulimit umask unalias unset wait [ [[ ar ash awk base64 basename
        bash bbconfig bunzip2 bzcat bzip2 cal cat catv chmod cksum clear
        cmp comm cp cpio cut date dc dd df diff dirname dos2unix dpkg-deb
        du echo ed egrep env expand expr false fgrep find fold ftpget
        ftpput getopt grep groups gunzip gzip hd head hexdump id ipcalc
        kill killall less ln logname ls lzcat lzma lzop lzopcat man md5sum
        mkdir mktemp mv nc od patch pgrep pidof printenv printf ps pwd
        rev rm rmdir rpm2cpio sed seq sh sha1sum sha256sum sha3sum sha512sum
        shuf sleep sort split stat strings sum tac tail tar tee test
        touch tr true truncate uname uncompress unexpand uniq unix2dos
        unlink unlzma unlzop unxz unzip usleep uudecode uuencode vi wc
        wget which whoami xargs xz xzcat yes zcat

Busybox is maintained: http://busybox.net/ - the link above is from the person who maintains the Windows port.

You can also use it like this:

busybox ls

(to run one command, in this case ls)
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SUBHASH CHANDRACommented:
@TobyRichards

Leave all things and live fresh like lime juice.

why not going with dual boot OR  single Linux Flavor.

As my experience, from last 7 yrs I am using Centos {only single OS, no dual boot} in my laptop(Dell Latitude, 4GB RAM, 300GB HDD) and its working fine. And Run all linux/unix commands. And installed Version is CentOS release 6.6 (Final), I installed wine and crossover to run windows application.
Can run lots of freeware application from market, no need to purchase.

* buddies kept deep eyes in my laptop and asks which is this OS when I am in my office.

So it is my experience.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
New comments posted after closing request.
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R. Toby RichardsNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I can't figure out how else to close this question that had no good solutions.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You delete the question, see comment above by Mr. Wolfe.
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