Testing UNIX Scripts

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My Web site uses a few small UNIX Korn scripts.  I write these on my
Windows 7 PC, upload them to my ISP's Web server, login to my domain on
that server (using PuTTY to obtain a secure shell session), and test them.

Because of a change in ownership at my ISP, I am losing the ability to
login to my domain on their Web server.  I cannot run them on my Windows
7 PC.

Does anyone know of a free or very low cost service where I can test my

David E. Ross

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Re: Testing UNIX Scripts

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Are they heavily ksh specific?  You'll get more options if you can make
then more generic.

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There is UWIN - Unix for Windows[1] written by David Korn so,
unsurprisingly the shell is ksh.  I don't know if it is maintained or
not.  Ksh is also available for cygwin.

Zsh, based on ksh is also available for Windows.

All Linux distribution will have ksh available.  You can run Linux in a
VM under Windows, on an old (even very old) spare PC, or, if you don't
mind re-booting, using a live distribution on USB or DVD/CD.  You won't
necessarily get ksh on a live distribution so that may not be an option.

[1] http://www.aboutlinux.info/2006/01/uwin-unix-for-windows.html


Re: Testing UNIX Scripts

On 01/20/2014 08:53 AM, David E. Ross wrote:
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  As Ben noted there are ports of various shells to Windows.
  Another option is one of the free Virtual Machine programs, e.g.,
VirtualPC from MS, VirtualBox from Oracle. Install a VM with the
unix-ish system of your choice, create and test your scripts in the VM.

James Moe
jmm-list at sohnen-moe dot com

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