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BusyBox

http://www.busybox.net/
BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc. The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded system.

BusyBox has been written with size-optimization and limited resources in mind. It is also extremely modular so you can easily include or exclude commands (or features) at compile time. This makes it easy to customize your embedded systems. To create a working system, just add some device nodes in /dev, a few configuration files in /etc, and a Linux kernel.

Documentation

User README available in HTML format from http://www.busybox.net/downloads/README User manpage available in HTML format from http://www.busybox.net/downloads/BusyBox.html

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Licensing

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GPLv2enyst9 March 2015



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Larry Doolittle Contributor
Matt Kraai Contributor
Denys Vlasenko Maintainer
Erik Andersen Maintainer
Kent Robotti Contributor


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer E-mail mailto:busybox-cvs@busybox.net
Support E-mail mailto:busybox@busybox.net
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview http://bugs.busybox.net/main_page.php
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://www.busybox.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/busybox/


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 March 2015.



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