Friday 23 August 2013

Short tutorial on Busybox!


1) It is a collection of common used Linux binaries.

2) Latest version is 29 June 2013 -- BusyBox 1.21.1 (stable) as of today (Aug 23, 2013).

4) It supports almost 292 various commands.

5) Use "yum install busybox" to install  it .

[root@localhost ~]# busybox --help
BusyBox v1.13.2 (2009-02-09 07:22:45 EST) multi-call binary
Copyright (C) 1998-2008 Erik Andersen, Rob Landley, Denys Vlasenko
and others. Licensed under GPLv2.
See source distribution for full notice.

Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
   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:
        [, [[, addgroup, adduser, adjtimex, ar, arp, arping, ash,
        awk, basename, blkid, brctl, bunzip2, bzcat, bzip2, cal,
        cat, catv, chat, chattr, chgrp, chmod, chown, chpasswd,
        chpst, chroot, chrt, chvt, cksum, clear, cmp, comm, cp,
        cpio, crond, crontab, cryptpw, cttyhack, cut, date, dc,
        dd, deallocvt, delgroup, deluser, depmod, devmem, df, dhcprelay,
        diff, dirname, dmesg, dnsd, dos2unix, du, dumpkmap, dumpleases,
        echo, ed, egrep, eject, env, envdir, envuidgid, ether-wake,
        expand, expr, fakeidentd, false, fbset, fbsplash, fdformat,
        fdisk, fgrep, find, findfs, fold, free, freeramdisk, fsck,
        fsck.minix, ftpget, ftpput, fuser, getopt, getty, grep,
        gunzip, gzip, halt, hd, hdparm, head, hexdump, hostid, hostname,
        httpd, hush, hwclock, id, ifconfig, ifdown, ifenslave, ifup,
        inetd, init, insmod, install, ip, ipaddr, ipcalc, ipcrm,
        ipcs, iplink, iproute, iprule, iptunnel, kbd_mode, kill,
        killall, killall5, klogd, last, length, less, linux32, linux64,
        linuxrc, ln, loadfont, loadkmap, logger, login, logname,
        logread, losetup, lpd, lpq, lpr, ls, lsattr, lsmod, lzmacat,
        makedevs, makemime, man, md5sum, mdev, mesg, microcom, mkdir,
        mkfifo, mkfs.minix, mknod, mkswap, mktemp, modprobe, more,
        mount, mountpoint, msh, mt, mv, nameif, nc, netstat, nice,
        nmeter, nohup, nslookup, od, openvt, passwd, patch, pgrep,
        pidof, ping, ping6, pipe_progress, pivot_root, pkill, popmaildir,
        poweroff, printenv, printf, ps, pscan, pwd, raidautorun,
        rdate, rdev, readahead, readlink, readprofile, realpath,
        reboot, reformime, renice, reset, resize, rm, rmdir, rmmod,
        route, rtcwake, run-parts, runlevel, runsv, runsvdir, rx,
        script, sed, sendmail, seq, setarch, setconsole, setfont,
        setkeycodes, setlogcons, setsid, setuidgid, sh, sha1sum,
        showkey, slattach, sleep, softlimit, sort, split, start-stop-daemon,
        stat, strings, stty, su, sulogin, sum, sv, svlogd, swapoff,
        swapon, switch_root, sync, sysctl, syslogd, tac, tail, tar,
        tcpsvd, tee, telnet, telnetd, test, tftp, tftpd, time, top,
        touch, tr, traceroute, true, tty, ttysize, udhcpc, udhcpd,
        udpsvd, umount, uname, uncompress, unexpand, uniq, unix2dos,
        unlzma, unzip, uptime, usleep, uudecode, uuencode, vconfig,
        vi, vlock, watch, watchdog, wc, wget, which, who, whoami,
        xargs, yes, zcat, zcip

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