Command-line utilities are useful for expanding the capabilities of batch files. There are many more available, but the below list can be used as a starting point.
Free Command-line Utilities for Batch Scripts
|Name||Description||Source||Size Uncompressed (kB)||More info/License|
|BusyBox||A single binary with many common Unix tools. Often used in embedded Linux systems. Fewer options than originals due to size optimization||Ron Yorston||647k||GNU General Public License|
|DSToolBox||Twelve utilities||DreamCycle Studios||40-158k||Freeware|
|F2KO Software||Over 40 utilities||CMD Tools||Various||Freeware|
|Gammadyne's Free DOS Utilities||Sixteen various utilities including timers, file management tools, and a DOS shell||Gammadyne's Free DOS Utilities||76-421k||Freeware|
|GnuWin||Over 160 separately downloadable native Win32 open source utilities for Windows 2k-Win7||GnuWin||Various||GNU General Public License|
|Gow (Gnu On Windows)||Over 100 useful open source UNIX applications compiled as native win32 binaries||Brent Matzelle||1-1795k||Open Source MIT License|
|Gtools||Several command-line and GUI Windows Administrative Tools||gtools current version||19- 520k||Open Source|
| Hexatomium||About a dozen utilities||Windows Apps by FS1||12-320k||Free for personal use|
|Horst Schaeffer's Software Pages||Several various utilities|| CMD 32/64 bit ||4-35k||Freeware|
|Nircmd||A small command-line utility that can perform many different tasks||NirSoft||43k||Freeware. 32 and 64 bit versions also available|
|Ritchie Lawrence||A somewhat outdated (2005), but still useful list of command-line utilities||Ritchie Lawrence||Various||Mostly Freeware|
|Rob nan der Woude's Scripting Pages||Descriptions and download links for a many utilities. Probably the most up-to-date and comprehensive listing of its kind||Batch Utilities||Various||Almost entirely Freeware|
|RubyPdf Software Download Center||Specialized PDF Tools||Rubypdf Technologies||Up to a few MB||Mostly Freeware|
|Small command line utilities||Over 150 system utilities. Archive package or separately. Page also has small GUI tools and NET utilities.||LTRData||6-100k. Most under 20k||Freeware|
|SwissFileKnife||Combines many functions into a single, portable executable||StahlWorks Technologies ||1,576k||BSD License. Binaries and source code available. Versions for Mac and Linux.|
|SystemTools Utilities||A dozen utilities focusing on user account and networking tasks||SystemTools Software||Most under 50k||Freeware|
|Util32||Twenty 32-bit useful command-line utilities||Persoft||23-180k||Freeware|
|Uwe Sieber's Homepage||File, drive, USB and misc tools||Uwe Sieber's Homepage||Various||Freeware|
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