cwToolbox - A collection of tools for automation/scripting

cwToolbox is a convenient collection of tools to support automation/scripting of various system administration tasks. It is a packaging of GNU Coreutils, GNU Diffutils, GNU Findutils, Dateutils, Gawk, Sed, Bash shell, Mintty terminal emulator and Cygwin.

List of tools:

chroot, dateconv, dirname, grcat, ls, nohup, readlink, sha512sum, tar, uniq, arch, cksum, datediff, du, grep, md5sum, nproc, realpath, shred, tee, unlink, b2sum, cmp, dategrep, echo, groups, mintty, numfmt, rebase, shuf, test, users, base32, code, dateround, env, gzip, mkdir, od, rm, sleep, timeout, vdir, base64, comm, dateseq, expand, head, mkfifo, paste, rmdir, sort, touch, wc, basename, cp, datesort, expr, hostid, mkgroup, pathchk, runcon, split, tr, which, bash, csplit, datetest, factor, id, mknod, pinky, sdiff, stat, true, who, bc, cut, datezone, false, install, mkpasswd, pr, sed, stdbuf, truncate, whoami, bigram, cygcheck, dd, find, join, mktemp, printenv, seq, strptime, tsort, xargs, cat, cygpath, df, fmt, less, mount, printf, sh, stty, tty, xxd, chcon, cygrunsrv, diff, fold, link, mv, ps, sha1sum, sum, u2d, yes, chgrp, d2u, diff3, frcode, ln, nano, ptx, sha224sum, sync, umount, chmod, date, dir, gawk, locate, nice, pwcat, sha256sum, tac, uname, chown, dateadd, dircolors, gkill, logname, nl, pwd, sha384sum, tail, unexpand




Supported platforms: Vista/2008(R2)/7/8/2012(R2)/2016/10/2019

cwToolbox comes as a zip archive containing a Nullsoft Installer package, which will extract contents to a directory and create a shortcut (portable mode). Unzip the downloaded file and run the installer :

  1. Click Next at Welcome-page
  2. View license agreement.
  3. Specify an installation location.
  4. Installation starts. By clicking 'Details' button, you can get more detailed information about installation.

You're DONE!  cwToolbox is installed on your machine.


Uninstallation is no more than removing the directory itself.



A Bash/Mintty terminal environment can be started via the cwtoolbox.cmd file at the root of the installation directory.


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