Gow v0.8.0 Private

Collection Unix Port Discontinued

Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX applications compiled as native win32 binaries. It is designed to be as small as possible, about 10 MB, as opposed to Cygwin which can run well over 100 MB depending upon options.

⚠️Some of these ports (see under "Ignored") may be vulnerable due to their age. See the FAQ for more.

Included Tools (bold = Original parent package or single tools):

Bash | • bc: bc,dc | • bison | • bzip2: bzip2, bunzip2, bzip2recover

Coreutils: basename, cat, chgrp, chmod, chown, chroot, cksum, cp, csplit, cut, dd, df, dirname, du, env, expand, expr, factor, fmt, fold, gsort, head, hostid, hostname, id, install, join, ln, ls, md5sum, mkdir, mkfifo, mknod, mv, nl, od, paste, pathchk, pr, printenv, printf, pwd, rm, rmdir, seq, sha1sum, sleep, split, sum, sync, tac, tail, tee, test, touch, tr, uname, unexpand, uniq, unlink, wc, whoami, yes

Diffutils: diff, diff3, sdiff | • dos2unix (Clem Dye): dos2unix, unix2dos | • Findutils: gfind (renamed find), xargs | • flex
gawk: available under the names: awk, gawk | • grep: grep, egrep, fgrep | • gsar | • gzip | • indent | • jwhois
less: less, lesskey | • m4 | • make | • nano | • patch | • sed
Sharutils: shar, unshar, uudecode, uuencode | • tar | • util-linux: su | • vim | • whereis | • which

Ignored:
curl 7.35.0: old vulnerable version. It also doesn't work on XP.
Wget 1.11.4: old vulnerable version.
NcFTP 3.1.8: old vulnerable version.
PuTTY 0.63: : old vulnerable version. PuTTY tools in Gow: pageant, plink, pscp, psftp, putty, puttygen, "scp", "sftp", "ssh". The last three are just renamed PuTTY tools.
UnRAR 3.4.3: old vulnerable version.
• Info-ZIP's Zip 3.0: old vulnerable version.
• These provided DLLs are old and insecure: OpenSSL (ssleay32.dll, libeay32.dll, libssl32.dll), curl (libcurl.dll), UnRAR (unrar3.dll)

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Depends on the tool. Usually application folder or none.
License: Freeware/Open Source FOSS
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch desired tool or launch gow.vbs for help

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