Unixkit-tiny

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These utilities were gleaned from:

http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net
Source of most of the non-archiver stuff, plus the archivers 'arc',
'arj', 'bzip2', 'gzip', 'tar', 'zip' and 'unzip'.

http://unxutils.sourceforge.net
zsh (they call it sh.exe, but it's apparently zsh),
grep, find

http://upx.sourceforge.net/
UPX, used to compress binaries for the 'tiny' versions of this kit

http://www.activestate.com/
ActivePerl, featured in some versions of this kit

http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v1.2/NT/nano-1.2.3.zip
nano

http://www.thomer.com/vi/vi.html#versions
xvi (here presented as 'vi.exe')

http://uemacs.tripod.com/nojavasc.html#BIN
microemacs (here presented as "emacs.exe")

http://www.rarlab.com/rar_add.htm
unrar

http://www.fatsquirrel.org/veghead/software/windos/
more

and myself (J. L. Blank ):
Idea, packaging, clever use of 'upx' to compress binaries for the
'tiny' versions, and need for a simple Unixlike system I could carry
around on my USB thumb-drive and take to Windows-using clients'... :)

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NOTES ON THE 'TINY' VERSION:

This 'tiny' version has all the .exes and .dlls compressed by upx... well,
all of those that don't seem to screw up when compressed in this manner. :)

It also does not have:

* emacs
* upx
* bzcat (redundant with 'bunzip2')
* zcat (redundant with 'gunzip')
* more (redundant with 'less')
* dir, vdir, dircolors (redundant with 'ls' :) )
* sum, sha1sum (redundant with 'cksum' and 'md5sum')
* shar, unshar, mailshar (why you would need this in Windows is
beyond me)
* arj-register (I doubt anyone will register this)
* arjdisp (lesser-known and probably not needed. Most people simply want
a way to extract arjes, not a fancy interface for it.)
* mkfifo, mknod (pretty useless under Windows)
* install (the whole point of Unix-Kit is to NOT install things... certainly
someone walking around with a copy of Unix-Kit-Tiny on a USB thumb drive
won't want to use this on client machines :) )
* diff3 (redundant with diff)
* lessecho (less-er known. Ha ha! A joke. Probably not widely used.)
* lesskey (lesser known; probably won't work right under Windows anyhow)
* zipsplit (probably not needed in this situation; you can use 'split' anyhow,
no?)
* zipcloak, zipnote (I don't even know what these DO)
* rearj (ho hum)
* lzop (REALLY obscure and probably not used by the average Unix geek)
* ginstall (what the heck is this?)
* tree (lesser-used; you can just use 'ls -lR' or 'find')
* expand (use this instead: tr '\t' ' ')
* unexpand (use this instead: tr ' ' '\t')
* chgrp (probably totally useless in Windows anyhow)
* cmp (use 'diff')
* marc
* ptx (obscure and probably unused by 99.99% of Unix geeks)
* sdiff (lesser-known and probably virtually unused)
* all locales except en_GB (sorry, international folks!)
* od (why you'd use this in Windows is beyond me)
* comm (probably redundant with 'diff' and 'uniq' anyhow)

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