@chrisj - I think (maybe I'm wrong, but) he wanted something he could use for a pentest, where he's already accessed a remote target. To me, I wouldn't want to install or add anything extra to a machine, if I don't 'need' to, when I can just use the built-in commands within the OS, and push from my scripts, etc.
As for my own machines, I agree with you, though, on the usefulness of GnuWin32 and cygwin... I run both, on my production machines and my lab boxes.
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"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer,
but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."
- Sun Tzu, 'The Art of War'
OSCE, OSCP (Former - GPEN, C|EH - both expiring / expired)