busybox 1.36.1-1

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Fri Sep 15 12:57:19 GMT 2023

The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:

* busybox-1.36.1-1
* busybox-standalone-1.36.1-1
* busybox-doc-1.36.1-1

BusyBox combines tiny versions of many (un)common utilities into a 
single executable. It is still smaller than bash.


This is an update to the latest upstream release.

Changes since the last Cygwin package 1.23.2-1:

Functions added upstream which are enabled for Cygwin:
arch, ascii, base32, bc, crc32, factor, fallocate, hexedit, link,
mim, nl, nproc, paste, setfattr, shred, ssl_client, svc, svok, tree,
tr, truncate, ts, tsort, xxd

Enhanced functions:
wget (added HTTPS support, certificates are not checked)

Previously disabled functions which are now enabled:
fdisk (provides R/W MBR and R/O GPT support)

Previously enabled functions which are now disabled:
catv (now supported by 'cat -v')
smemcap (requires /proc/PID/smaps)

The source package is prepared for reproducible builds.


- 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.

The included 'ash' shell provides reasonable support for interactive 
usage (command line editing, history search, job control, aliases, fancy 
prompts, ...).

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 v1.36.1 (2023-09-15 12:00:00 UTC) multi-call binary.
BusyBox is copyrighted by many authors between 1998-2015.
Licensed under GPLv2. See source distribution for detailed
copyright notices.

Usage: busybox [function [arguments]...]
    or: busybox --list[-full]
    or: busybox --show SCRIPT
    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, arch, ascii, ash, awk, base32, base64,
         basename, bash, bbconfig, bc, bunzip2, bzcat, bzip2, cal, cat,
         chat, chgrp, chmod, chown, chpst, chroot, cksum, clear, cmp,
         comm, cp, cpio, crc32, crond, crontab, cryptpw, cttyhack, cut,
         date, dc, dd, df, diff, dirname, dnsd, dnsdomainname, dos2unix,
         du, echo, ed, egrep, env, envdir, envuidgid, expand, expr,
         factor, fakeidentd, fallocate, false, fdisk, fgrep, find,
         flock, fold, free, fsync, ftpd, ftpget, ftpput, fuser, getopt,
         grep, groups, gunzip, gzip, hd, head, hexdump, hexedit, hostid,
         hostname, httpd, hush, id, inetd, install, ipcalc, ipcrm, kill,
         killall, killall5, less, link, ln, logger, login, logname,
         logread, lpd, lpq, lpr, ls, lsof, lzcat, lzma, lzop, lzopcat,
         makedevs, makemime, man, md5sum, mesg, microcom, mim, mkdir,
         mkfifo, mknod, mktemp, more, mountpoint, mpstat, mt, mv, nc,
         netcat, nice, nl, nmeter, nohup, nproc, nslookup, od, paste,
         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, setfattr, setsid,
         setuidgid, sh, sha1sum, sha256sum, sha3sum, sha512sum, shred,
         shuf, sleep, softlimit, sort, split, ssl_client,
         start-stop-daemon, stat, strings, stty, sum, sv, svc, svlogd,
         svok, sync, syslogd, tac, tail, tar, tcpsvd, tee, telnet,
         telnetd, test, tftp, tftpd, time, timeout, top, touch, tr,
         traceroute, tree, true, truncate, ts, tsort, 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, xxd, xz, xzcat, yes, zcat

$ 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 sleep source
         test times trap true type ulimit umask unalias unset wait


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