NT (aka Win2K and WinXP) was required by the federal government
to support a minimum set of UNIX like commands (POSIX). Also the
NT Resource Kit (which you used to be able to download) had some more
commands for the UNIX die hards. A listing of my old NT Resource Kit\POSIX
Directory of C:\Program Files\NT4ResKit\POSIX
05/25/2000 08:40 PM <DIR> .
05/25/2000 08:40 PM <DIR> ..
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 101,748 CAT.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 116,188 CHMOD.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 110,920 CHOWN.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 111,208 CP.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 173,580 FIND.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 144,256 GREP.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 90,960 LN.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 128,532 LS.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 88,984 MKDIR.EXE
11/03/1996 04:50 PM 0 MSCREATE.DIR
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 99,096 MV.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 114,564 RM.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 85,004 RMDIR.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 362,528 SH.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 91,244 TOUCH.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 287,628 VI.EXE
03/01/1996 12:00 AM 95,392 WC.EXE
17 File(s) 2,201,832 bytes
2 Dir(s) 9,670,885,376 bytes free
C:\Program Files\NT4ResKit\POSIX>.\find /?
usage: posix /c <path> [<args>]
Also there are MANY after market application that offer various "shells"
that you can run under NT (aka XP) and provide an even more complete
translation of the old UNIX command line stuff.
You might want to look into Windows scripting as well. Like shell scripts
under UNIX, Windows scripts are programming languages that let you
do almost anything if you are willing to study the languages (vbscript, Jscript,
or WshScript). See:
>In the Unix environment, there is a "find" command that will recursively
>traverse the file directories in a system. In addition to simply listing the
>names of files that are encountered while doing that traversal, you can also
>issue commands that process each file you select (e.g. erase the file, edit the
>file in some way, etc.).
>Does anyone know of a command or utility program for Windows XP that provides
>this same functionality?
>Thanks for your help!