Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Enabling the 'ls' Unix Command on Windows Terminals

     Recently, a friend of mine related to me his frustration with the nonexistence of the 'ls' command on Windows operating systems, due to Microsoft's preference of the 'dir' command. Naturally, upon hearing of his plight, I decided to bash out a quick C++ program to remonstrate the deficiency. After using this program to enable use of the 'ls' command on my friend's computer, it occurred to me that there might be others who would wish for the same feature on their Windows terminals, and, as such, I have packaged all the necessary files and instructions for enabling the 'ls' command here for public download.