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|Name=BusyBox
 
|Name=BusyBox
|Short description=Tiny versions of many common utilities
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|Short description=Set of common utilities built as single binary
|Full description=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.
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|Full description='''BusyBox''' combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilites into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utlities you usually find in [[GNU coreutils]].
  
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.
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The utilites in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured [[GNU coreutils|GNU cousins]].
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This package is widely used for rescue and embedded systems. It also provides more compact alternatives to other common utilities such as bzip2, dhcp, [[diffutils]], [[e2fsprogs]],  [[file]], [[findutils]], [[gawk]], [[grep]], [[inetutils]], [[less]], [[modutils]], net-tools, [[procps]],  [[sed]], shadow, sysklogd, sysvinit, [[tar]], [[util-linux]], and [[vim]].
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.busybox.net/
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.busybox.net/
|User level=intermediate
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|User level=advanced
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone git://busybox.net/busybox.git
 
|VCS checkout command=git clone git://busybox.net/busybox.git
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Computer languages=C
|Documentation note=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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|Documentation note=User manpage available in HTML format from https://busybox.net/downloads/BusyBox.html
|Related projects=Tiny_Login,minit
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
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|IRC general=irc://irc.freenode.net/busybox
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|Related projects=coreutils,util-linux
 
|Keywords=embedded,utilities,BusyBox
 
|Keywords=embedded,utilities,BusyBox
|Version identifier=1.21.1
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|Version identifier=1.26.1
|Version date=2013/07/09
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|Version date=2017/01/02
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://www.busybox.net/downloads/binaries/1.21.1/busybox-binaries.tar.bz2
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|Version download=https://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.26.1.tar.bz2
|Last review by=Enyst
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|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review date=2015/03/09
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|Last review date=2018/02/07
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Status=
 
 
|Is GNU=No
 
|Is GNU=No
 
|License verified date=2000-12-13
 
|License verified date=2000-12-13
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv2
 
|License=GPLv2
|License verified by=enyst
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|License verified by=Genium
|License verified date=2015/03/09
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|License verified date=2017/01/10
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|License note=https://git.busybox.net/busybox/tree/LICENSE
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
 
|Real name=Erik Andersen
 
|Real name=Erik Andersen
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Resource URL=
 
 
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|Email=robotti@metconnect.com
 
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{{Person
 
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|Real name=Larry Doolittle
 
|Real name=Larry Doolittle
 
|Role=Contributor
 
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|Real name=Matt Kraai
 
|Real name=Matt Kraai
 
|Role=Contributor
 
|Role=Contributor
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
 
|Real name=Denys Vlasenko
 
|Real name=Denys Vlasenko
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource audience=Debian (Ref)
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/busybox
|Resource URL=http://bugs.busybox.net/main_page.php
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Developer & User
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|Resource kind=Bug Tracking
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|Resource URL=https://bugs.busybox.net/
 
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|Resource audience=Developer
 
|Resource audience=Developer
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource URL=http://www.busybox.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/busybox/
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|Resource URL=https://git.busybox.net/busybox/
 
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|Resource URL=mailto:busybox@busybox.net
 
|Resource URL=mailto:busybox@busybox.net
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://busybox.net/downloads/
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|Resource audience=Guix
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|Resource kind=Homepage
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|Resource audience=Gentoo
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|Resource audience=FreeBSD
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|Resource URL=https://www.freshports.org/sysutils/busybox/
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|Resource audience=NetBSD
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|Resource URL=http://pkgsrc.se/wip/busybox
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|Resource URL=https://busybox.net/downloads/
 
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{{Software category
 
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|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
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|Programming-language=C
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|Runs-on=BSD, GNU/Linux, GNU/Hurd
 
|Software-development=small-specific-development-task
 
|Software-development=small-specific-development-task
|Use=software-development
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|Use=software-development, system-administration
 
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Latest revision as of 06:35, 15 February 2018

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BusyBox

http://www.busybox.net/
Set of common utilities built as single binary

BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilites into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utlities you usually find in GNU coreutils.

The utilites in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins.

This package is widely used for rescue and embedded systems. It also provides more compact alternatives to other common utilities such as bzip2, dhcp, diffutils, e2fsprogs, file, findutils, gawk, grep, inetutils, less, modutils, net-tools, procps, sed, shadow, sysklogd, sysvinit, tar, util-linux, and vim.

Documentation

User manpage available in HTML format from https://busybox.net/downloads/BusyBox.html

"IRC general" IRC general channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/busybox

Related Projects





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

License

GPLv2

Verified by

Genium

Verified on

10 January 2017




Leaders and contributors

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


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Developer & UserBug Trackinghttps://bugs.busybox.net/
GentooHomepagehttps://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-apps/busybox
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.busybox.net/busybox/
FreeBSDHomepagehttps://www.freshports.org/sysutils/busybox/
DeveloperE-mailmailto:busybox-cvs@busybox.net
NetBSDHomepagehttp://pkgsrc.se/wip/busybox
SupportE-mailmailto:busybox@busybox.net
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/busybox
DeveloperDownloadhttps://busybox.net/downloads/
GuixHomepagehttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/b.html


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 February 2018.



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