I was just scouring the web to look for an equivalent to the Linux touch command on Windows 7 and landed on this goldmine. A set of native Win32 Linux commands!
This is a better option than running Cygwin since applications run on native (that word again) Win32 mode and not in an emulation. This means the commands run right off the bat, no need to rebuild apps from source, pretty cool eh?
So to get these commands running on your computer, download the original archive here and also get the updates here. Uncompress all the files to some location like C:\bin and add this to your path environment.
Commands included in the archive are the following:
Special thanks to Karl M. Syring for this awesome work. You sir provide a ray of hope to humanity.
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