Thursday 26 June 2014

BusyBox crams 117 Unix tools into a tiny Windows executable

Unix is renowned for its powerful command line tools, and there are many ways you can try at least some of them on the PC. Installing Gnu on Windows gets you 100+ of the best known tools, recompiled to run under Windows, while favorites like grep have been ported individually. But if you’re looking for simplicity and convenience, it’s hard to beat BusyBox, which crams tiny versions of 117 Unix utilities into a single 645 KB executable. There’s no bulk, no complex folder structure, just one package which provides everything you need. You don’t need any Unix/ Linux knowledge to… [Continue Reading]

from BetaNews


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