Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

BusyBox 1.29.3 released, Swiss Army Knife for embedded Linux

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BusyBox is a software that integrates more than a hundred of the most commonly used Linux commands and tools. It includes some simple tools such as ls, cat, and echo, as well as some more extensive, more complex tools such as grep, find, mount, and telnet. Some people refer to BusyBox as the Swiss Army Knife in the Linux tool. Simply put, BusyBox is like a big toolbox. It integrates many tools and commands that compress Linux. It also contains the shell that comes with the Android system.

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.

Changelog v1.29.3

  • Bug fix release. 1.29.3 has a fix in libbb for xmalloc_fgets().