AVRDUDE: Where is it?

The Arduino IDE seems to indicate it's using "avrdude" as it does things.
This seems to imply avrdude 'comes with' or is somehow included in the IDE.

But I can't find it anywhere..

Is it included? or is it a separate download/program?

How do I get command line access to it in windows?
Sorry such a newb question.. I'm looking. and googleing.


In your Arduino IDE program directory, look in hardware\tools\avr\bin.

Just install WinAVR and you'll get avrdude on your command line (only for windoze).

What operating system are you running?

Good pointers thanks!
Windows 7 pro 64bit and Windows 8 pro 64bit.