bring a little Linux into your world. Cygwin is an awesome program (shell? environment? whatever) that creates a Linux view of your Windows system. you get yourself a command prompt exactly like a Linux terminal. From here you can navigate around your C drive, do as many fast searches as you’d like, even run bash/ksh/whatever-sh scripts.
Cygwin (pronounced sɪɡwɪn) is a collection of tools developed to provide in Microsoft Windows a command line and programming interface familiar to Unix users.
It consists of two parts:
- A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.
- A collection of tools which provide Linux look and feel.