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[[Category:AWK Implementations]] [[Category:UNIX Shell Implementations]] [[Category:Editor]] [[Category:Utility]]

[[wp:BusyBox|BusyBox]] "The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux" is a multiuse-utility, designed for embedded Linux-systems:

: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.

A working system may consist of just a Linux kernel, some device nodes in /dev, a few configuration files in /etc, BusyBox, and maybe a bootmanager.

For example, BusyBox is used in [http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux Tiny Core Linux].

BusyBox can provide most of the functionality of the many programs typical found in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local/bin, all in a single binary, thus saving space on small systems.

As a shell, BusyBox provides [[Almquist Shell‎|ash]].

As a calculator, BusyBox provides [[dc]], a "Tiny RPN calculator".

As an editor, BusyBox provides [[sed]] and [[Vi]].

BusyBox can be configured (at compile-time) to include as little or as much "applets" as needed/desired.

[http://www.busybox.net BusyBox] can be compiled to include an [[AWK]]-implementation.