People regularly ask me, "Where do you find these unusual tools?" My response is typically, "the Internet." The iOpus File Downloader tool that I use in this month's HTTPDownLoader.bat script is a good example of a third-party tool that I located through an Internet search. Try using your favorite search engine to look for "Windows Command Shell Utilities" or "Windows Command Shell Tools." Here are some of my favorite command-shell tool resources:

BLAT for Windows
   http://www.interlog.com/~tcharron/blat.html

Dave Navarro's CMD Tools
   http://www.cmdtools.com

Free Downloads Center
   http://www.freedownloadscenter.com

Gammadyne's Free Software
   http://www.gammadyne.com/cmdline.htm

iOpus Freeware Utilities
   http://www.iopus.com/freeware.htm

Joeware.net
   http://www.joeware.net

Kilowatt Software
   http://www.kilowattsoftware.com

Small Wonders Software
   http://www.smallwonders.com

Smaller Animals Software
   http://www.smalleranimals.com

SnapFiles Command Line Tools
   http://www.snapfiles.com

SQLLY Development
   http://www.sqlly.com/ib_win_cmdtools.asp

Sysinternals
   http://www.sysinternals.com

SystemTools.com
   http://www.systemtools.com

TotalShareware
   http://www.totalshareware.com