We wrote about ports of GNU utilities like find and grep for Windows in an earlier article. However, in a situation where a Linux junkie may have to work on Windows for long durations, only those tools may not be enough. Can you live without ls, for example? There are packages like Cygwin, Gow and babun but we will check out some more standalone utilities today.
Our second choice is UnxUtils. It has a huge number of packages too. The find coming with this package works more like the Linux counterpart than the one in GnuWin32 project.
Having come this far, how about a cool shell? Try win-bash! It is a standalone binary and can run shell scripts too.
Do let us know if you use similar utilities.