The default Windows Find only seems to work erratically for text in files: I try not to use it.
Sounds like your in Mordac-type hell. If you're able to copy EXES you might be able to install UnxUtils since you can just run them without an installer IIRC. If you can't change the environment variables you might have to put in the full path to the EXE each time.--It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger
Wait, what were we talking about?--Has anybody seen my clue? I know I had it when I came in here.
;-/--Has anybody seen my clue? I know I had it when I came in here.
But you should check out powershell. I had the alpha of their v2 a while back and one of the new things was a much improved shell window. This is good, because I don't know about you but the single most frustrating part about command line windows is the damn command console itself. I haven't had the time to download the latest community preview though.-------------Dog food. Snack for some. Feast for others.
But without the ability to enhance your command shell, dunno what to say.
I would add, define "install". Since the UnxUtils are native binaries, you should be able to drop them into a directory you own (rather than program files) and extend your PATH to that directory. You can do both without modifying any file owned by the system.-------------Dog food. Snack for some. Feast for others.
Very useful if available. Those files are sometimes restricted though as they're a virus vector.--It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
One of the most locked-down, don't install any new software, especially hippie GPL software shops I worked at had Perl installed on every machine because the login scripts depended on it. Bwahahahaha.
If they don't totally disallow MSIs but just have you run as a regular user you could even install programs to this location.
Were I in your shoes, I'd petition for cygwin or MSYS. You've probably tried that of course.See you, space cowboy.