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GNU utilities for DOS/Win users

gzip
a compressing/uncompressing utility; the typical sign of a file having been gzipped is the .gz suffix
tar
a "tape" archiving utility; gzip compresses individual files, it is tar that joins files into one file (and splits them back)
uuencode/uudecode
unix-to-unix (uu) file coding, used to be used for transferring files through 7-bit channels (e-mail); not very much used nowadays: uuencode, uudecode [ the executable / the documentation ]
grep
a regular expression search utility
emacs
a text editor, one of the standard editors for Unix (much more friendly than the other, vi), really powerful, allegedly it can do anything in the world

If you like these things, try GNU/Linux.


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