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Proprietary but still useful

Open-source Utils

Non-FLOSS Utils

Open-source Daemons

Spyware

System information

Internet clients

Console ports

SSH2 (GUI) putty
SSH2 (CL) putty's plink
scp putty's pscp
zip/unzip infozip
gzip official
bzip2 official
less official
ncftp official
vim official
wget semi-official
perl strawberry perl, activestate
md5sum md5deep
dig bind extract "dig.*" and "lib*.dll" from the Windows zip
GNU grep gnuwin32(libintl*.dll, libiconv*.dll, pcre*.dll, regex*.dll),
MinGW(msysCORE)
GNU coreutils
(fileutils+shellutils+textutils)
gnuwin32.sf.net,
MinGW(MSYS)
basename cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp csplit cut date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr factor false fmt fold groups head hostid hostname id install join ln logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mv nice nl nohup od paste pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd rm rmdir seq shasum shred sleep sort split stty su sum sync tac tail tee test touch tr true tsort tty uname unexpand uniq users vdir wc who whoami yes
GNU diffutils unxutils.sf.net,
gnuwin32.sf.net
diff cmp diff3 sdiff
GNU findutils unxutils.sf.net,
gnuwin32.sf.net
find locate updatedb xargs
GNU binutils gnuwin32.sf.net,
mingw
ld as addr2line ar c++filt gprof nlmconv nm objcopy objdump ranlib readelf size strings strip windres
lots unxutils.sf.net (unxutils_sf_net.rename.bat),
mingw,
gnuwin32
unxutils.sf.net: bc bison bzip2 flex gawk grep gsar110 gzip indent jwhois less m4 make patch recode rman sed tar unrar wget (also: coreutils diffutils findutils)
mingw: gcc, gdb, make, man, wget, ... (also: binutils)
gnuwin32: bc, bison, chess, compface, cpio, doschk, ed, flex, gawk, gdbm, gcal, gengetopt, gettext, gperf, grep, groff, gsl, gzip, hello, help2man, iconv, jwhois, less, m4, miscfiles, patch, readline, regex, rx, sed, tar, texinfo, tree, units, unrtf, wget, which, arc, arj, bsdtar, bzip2, gzip, lha, libarchive, unzip / zip, zlib, byacc, cpuid, cygutils, file, ntfsprogs, openssl, pcre, popt, re2c, rpl, sgrep, tree, x86info, asciichart, compface, gd, jpeg, jbigkit, liburt, libungif, libpng and png utilities, libwmf, netpbm, piechart, tiff, xpm, zimg, a2ps, barcode, bm2font, deroff, dvidj, enscript, freetype, grap, gri, groff, indent, libxml, nenscript, pdflib, polyglotman, psutils, scribe2latex, src-highlite, t1lib, t1utils, troff2latex, ttf2pt1, unrtf, bc, calc, crypt, fdlibm, gsl, units (also: coreutils, diffutils, findutils, sharutils, plotutils)
similar lists tomshardware
At this time, I still prefer to not use tools that have any extra dependencies (eg. cygwin1.dll).

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