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|Name=BusyBox
 
|Name=BusyBox
 
|Short description=Tiny versions of many common utilities
 
|Short description=Tiny versions of many common utilities
|Full description=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).
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|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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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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|Homepage URL=http://www.busybox.net/
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
|Status=Live
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|VCS checkout command=git clone git://busybox.net/busybox.git
|Component programs=
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.busybox.net/
 
|VCS checkout command=:pserver:anonymous@busybox.net:/var/cvs login
 
 
|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
 
|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
|Paid support=
 
|IRC help=
 
|IRC general=
 
|IRC development=
 
 
|Related projects=Tiny_Login,minit
 
|Related projects=Tiny_Login,minit
 
|Keywords=embedded,utilities,BusyBox
 
|Keywords=embedded,utilities,BusyBox
|Is GNU=n
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|Version identifier=1.21.1
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Version date=2013/07/09
|Last review date=2009-10-21
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|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://www.busybox.net/downloads/binaries/1.21.1/busybox-binaries.tar.bz2
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|Last review by=Enyst
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|Last review date=2015/03/09
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=1.0.1
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|Status=
|Version date=2005-08-18
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|Is GNU=No
|Version status=stable
 
|Version download=http://www.busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.01.tar.gz
 
 
|License verified date=2000-12-13
 
|License verified date=2000-12-13
|Version comment=1.0.1 stable released 2005-08-18
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|License=GPLv2
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{{Person
 
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|Real name=Erik Andersen
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
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|Real name=Erik Andersen
 
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|Real name=Kent Robotti
 
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Revision as of 00:08, 9 March 2015

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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

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License

GPLv2

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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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