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    Is there any way,,a software or online site..to run UNIX commands..on windows without installing UNIX??
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    You can't run unix commands on windows. You can run unix commands on a unix machine from windows using SSH. You can also run unix commands on a unix emulator or virtual machine running on windows using a program like cygwin or vmware.

    In all cases the commands will be run in the environment of the remove machine / emulator / virtual machine, not in your windows environment.

    Depending on exactly what you mean by "unix commands" you might be able to find a windows port of the program or command that you are trying to run.
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    I would encourage you to download a distribution like Ubuntu. You can then boot from the CD. The CD will not install or touch anything on your system unless you tell it to. It will boot into a graphical environment in which you can learn and experiment without actually installing anything. Of course, when you turn the machine off you've lost anything you've done.

    OpenSolaris allows the same thing. It is not a Linux based distribution.
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    Cool Cygwin? what?


    Originally Posted by aadi_uni
    Is there any way,,a software or online site..to run UNIX commands..on windows without installing UNIX??
    Download cygwin.
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    You could do what everyone else does.. build a VM, or find a crappy old computer and put *nix on it.

    For the most part, dem unixes be free.

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