BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common utilities into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in fileutils, shellutils, findutils, textutils, grep, gzip, tar, etc., and provides a fairly complete POSIX environment for any small or embedded system. BusyBox was written with limited resources and size-optimization in mind. It is also 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 a kernel, a shell (such as ash), and an editor (such as elvis-tiny or ae). For a really minimal system, just use the busybox shell (not a POSIX shell, but very small and quite usable).
DocumentationUser 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
released on 18 August 2005
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|GPLv2||Janet Casey||13 December 2000|
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