New package: busybox-1.23.2-1

Christian Franke
Sun Jul 5 18:24:00 GMT 2015

The BusyBox multi-call binary is now available.

BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common utilities into a single 

busybox: busybox and symlinks for all supported functions installed in 

busybox-standalone: busybox compiled with 'standalone shell' feature 
installed in /usr/libexec/busybox-standalone/bin.

busybox-doc: man page and documentation files.

The busybox and busybox-standalone packages install a symlink to 
busybox.exe in /usr/bin with alternatives(8). If both packages are 
installed, the non-standalone version takes precedence.

All configuration options which work on Cygwin are enabled. The included 
'ash' shell provides reasonable support for interactive usage (command 
line editing, history search, job control, fancy prompts, aliases, ...).

A tiny version of Cygwin could be created by copying 
/usr/libexec/busybox{,-standalone} tree and adding cygwin1.dll to .../bin.

See the /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/busybox.README file for usage examples and 
further info.

Supported functions:

$ busybox
BusyBox v1.23.2 (2015-07-05 18:51:40 CEST) multi-call binary.
BusyBox is copyrighted by many authors between 1998-2012.
Licensed under GPLv2. See source distribution for detailed
copyright notices.

  Usage: busybox [function [arguments]...]
     or: busybox --list[-full]
     or: busybox --install [-s] [DIR]
     or: function [arguments]...

     BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
     utilities into a single executable.  Most people will create a
     link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
     will act like whatever it was invoked as.

Currently defined functions:
     [, [[, add-shell, ar, ash, awk, base64, basename, bash,
     bbconfig, bunzip2, bzcat, bzip2, cal, cat, catv, chat, chgrp,
     chmod, chown, chpst, chroot, cksum, clear, cmp, comm, cp,
     cpio, crond, crontab, cryptpw, cttyhack, cut, date, dc, dd,
     df, diff, dirname, dnsd, dnsdomainname, dos2unix, du, echo,
     ed, egrep, env, envdir, envuidgid, expand, expr, fakeidentd,
     false, fgrep, find, flock, fold, free, fsync, ftpd, ftpget,
     ftpput, fuser, getopt, grep, groups, gunzip, gzip, hd, head,
     hexdump, hostid, hostname, httpd, hush, id, inetd, install,
     ipcalc, ipcrm, kill, killall, killall5, less, ln, logger,
     login, logname, logread, lpd, lpq, lpr, ls, lsof, lzcat, lzma,
     lzop, lzopcat, makedevs, makemime, man, md5sum, mesg,
     microcom, mkdir, mkfifo, mknod, mktemp, more, mountpoint,
     mpstat, mt, mv, nc, nice, nmeter, nohup, nslookup, od, patch,
     pgrep, pidof, ping, ping6, pipe_progress, pkill, popmaildir,
     printenv, printf, ps, pscan, pstree, pwd, pwdx, readlink,
     realpath, reformime, remove-shell, renice, reset, resize, rm,
     rmdir, rpm, rpm2cpio, run-parts, runsv, runsvdir, rx, script,
     scriptreplay, sed, sendmail, seq, setsid, setuidgid, sh,
     sha1sum, sha256sum, sha3sum, sha512sum, shuf, sleep, smemcap,
     softlimit, sort, split, start-stop-daemon, stat, strings,
     stty, sum, sv, svlogd, sync, syslogd, tac, tail, tar, tcpsvd,
     tee, telnet, telnetd, test, tftp, tftpd, time, timeout, top,
     touch, tr, traceroute, true, tty, ttysize, udpsvd, uname,
     uncompress, unexpand, uniq, unix2dos, unlink, unlzma, unlzop,
     unxz, unzip, uptime, usleep, uudecode, uuencode, vi, volname,
     watch, wc, wget, which, whoami, whois, xargs, xz, xzcat, yes,

$ busybox ash -c help
Built-in commands:
     . : [ [[ alias bg break cd chdir command continue echo eval exec
     exit export false fg getopts hash help history jobs kill let
     local printf pwd read readonly return set shift source test times
     trap true type ulimit umask unalias unset wait

Christian Franke


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