CoreUtils for Windows

CoreUtils: collection of basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities




The GNU Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system. These are the core utilities which are expected to exist on every operating system.

File utilities:

Text utilities:

Shell utilities:



If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  6439882 21 April 2005  5a3e9d30b906dadf54de0635522fd62c
• Sources Setup  3527755 21 April 2005  64b8f7c03895de29c6ee669c9092fe1b
• Binaries Zip  5176996 21 April 2005  aa7ce7f1f2befb930fb156bddea41bc4
• Dependencies Zip  706641 21 April 2005  6cf05855b6902dffa2cf4ba8b90e82e6
• Documentation Zip  4540924 21 April 2005  ee0b456daf011d6e348cc64adafe968a
• Sources Zip  9371720 21 April 2005  5cbd86c56e6eb29b6af2810849d08c8c

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.

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Installation and Usage

The MS-Windows version of ln implements soft links as MS-Windows shortcuts. If necessary, it adds the extension .lnk Hard links are implemented as copies on MS-Windows-95 / 98 / ME, and as hard linls on MS-Windows-NT / 2000 / XP.

General Installation Instructions

Reported bugs


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.