BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable.

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Find capacity details and oldest file in Busybox format

I am using Mobax and it has Busybox installed in it. I can successfully get the capacity, available, used and used percentage of the directory and its sub-directories in Linux by typing: clear &&...
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Predictable partition name for squashfs partition in initramfs

TL;DR: How can I boot a squashfs partition from initramfs with a predictable partition name? /dev/sda2 won't work because the device names get reordered randomly and sometimes it will boot from the ...
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How to remount as read-write a specific mount of device?

How to remount as read-write a specific mount of device? (one folder) The file is "Read-only file system", rw-r-r, so it not allow to change permissions. I need to replace that file, then change ...
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Unable to boot after installing after systemd update

First it repeats this error many times: Lvmetad is not active yet, using direct activation during sysinit Volume group "mint-vg"not found Cannot process volume group mint-vg Than it shows: Gave up ...
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how to check variable existence and compare with the string in busybox?

I want to use something like that if [[ ! -z "$ENV" && $ENV == 'production' ]]; then echo "production"; else echo "dev"; fi but in BusyBox it does not work :( sh: 1: [[: not found It ...
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Check the filesystem format with BusyBox (stat -f and df -T do not work)

I am using latest BusyBox v1.22.1 in my target. I want to check the filesystem type using stat -f or df -T but busybox doesn't support such commands. busybox help shows stat command as supported but ...
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How to compile wget or curl with https support statically on armv5tejl?

I have an IP camera with BusyBox. It has armv5tejl architecture When I want to use wget to download something from https://.... When I try to use it with https I get an error: wget: not an http or ...
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Add vi on Busybox which is trimmed down

I have a smart energy plug which is running Busybox and works over Wifi to my local LAN. I can telnet into it, but lack crucial binaries like vi. I'd like to add a few scripts to the device, but ...
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How to automatically switch between DHCP Server and Client mode on startup of several devices?

I do wan't to have several embedded devices to boot up at the same time and automatically select the first booted device as the dhcp server and the others as client. But every client can be the server ...
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shell script - subtract 1 from hexadecimal mac address and add colons to it

I have mac address as 'C4:B9:83:7F:FF:AC' and I want to subtract 1 from its hex values which is C4B9837FFFAC so it will become C4B9837FFFAB and after this I again want to add colons to make it ...
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How do I find and list folders with a specific folder name, containing files modified recently?

I have a set of folders that are regularly updated, which I would like to regularly parse through and update to a simple text file list. This list gets used with rsync so I shorten the file names ...
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Date in milliseconds on OpenWRT on Arduino YUN

I am using OpenWRT on the Arduino YUN and I am trying to get the exact date in milliseconds (DD/MM/YYYY h:min:sec:ms) by getting the time by an timeserver. Unfortunately date +%N just returns %N, but ...
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Syntax error when exectuting bash shell script from busybox

Syntax error when executing a bash shell script from busybox Script #!/bin/bash for dev in `cat /proc/partitions | awk '{print $4}'`; do if cmp -s <(head -c 2 /dev/$dev) <(echo -n -e '\x38\x6e'...
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Overriding udchcp flags used by ifup in BusyBox

I am working on a system that I did not create the BusyBox build for. I do not want to recompile BusyBox for fear that my configuration will not completely match the original and besides this the ...
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Trouble with linked libraries when installing mediainfo

I have mediainfo installed on a linux machine running busybox, but when I run the mediainfo command, I get the following output: mediainfo: /lib/libstdc++.so.6: no version information available (...
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Efficiently compare If variable exists and is not equal

I have a problem with the sh script syntax. I wrote a script for my Asus router. The script works perfectly. But I have this line: if [[ "$OldIP" && "$StartIP" != "$OldIP" ]]; then echo OK; ...
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Compiling a kernel on STLinux

I have recently accessed STMicroelectronics Base Distribution with BusyBox v1.18.2, built-in shell. I read all the information on STLinux documentary regarding my problems, and followed all the steps....
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Top command output explanation (in embedded system)

Can someone please help me understand the output that I get from the top command? This is the point that the oom-killer is invoked and kills my main application. What exactly is under the VSZ and %VSZ?...
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How to “export” configuration variables and “source” them on embedded Linux?

A router runs firmware containing BusyBox and in addition to flash memory the device has secondary memory storage. That USB stick is mounted at both /media/Main and /opt: # mount | grep sda /dev/sda1 ...
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When in the fallback shell, how do you start init?

I booted my system using in grub : linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.0 root=/dev initrd /boot/initrd-4.5.0 I set root to dev to specifically not get it to boot correctly. Of course it falls back to the ...
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How do I set up busybox to allow a non-root user to set the date?

I have an embedded system built with busy box. I allow a user named "app" to download a program/script to a directory and it will be run on boot. The program should be allowed to set the date. It ...
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Name resolution in busybox

I have a statically linked busybox and want to be able to write busybox telnet foo. How do I specify the address of "foo"? Do I really need /etc/nsswitch.conf and the corresponding dynamic libraries, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 system rescue on Busy Box after botched Deja-Dup backup attempt

I received an external hard drive for Christmas and attempted a backup of the home directory of my Ubuntu 15.10 system. Unfortunately, I botched it, and when I came back to the computer to check how ...
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Are BusyBox commands truly built in?

I was reading the famous Unix Recovery Legend, and it occurred to me to wonder: If I had a BusyBox shell open, and the BusyBox binary were itself deleted, would I still be able to use all the ...
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Load old Ubuntu Linux after fresh Linux Mint install

I had Ubuntu and time ago I installed Linux Mint. During installation there was no option for alongside install, so I chose the manual option for the install to empty the partition (mount point /). ...
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@ERROR: chdir failed but directory exists

I have a D-Link DNS-320 and I've installed FFP and I'm trying to get rsync running on it. So far I've got the daemon up and running and I've defined a module in my rsyncd.conf like so: max ...
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What overwrites /etc/resolv.conf on every boot?

I was given the files for a mini linux, that boots directly into firefox. It works for all it should be doing, only that I do not get an internet connection. We have 3 DNS servers in the network, ...
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is `blockdev --flushbufs /dev/mmcblk0p1"` blocking call?

I am using blockdev --flushbufs /dev/mmcblk0p1 in onf the shell script and would like to know if this command doing blocking call or not? I see it from man page that it is ioctl call to the block ...
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How to replace GNU core utilities with Busybox in a Linux system [duplicate]

Is it possible/safe to replace the GNU coreutils with Busybox in a GNU/Linux system? What else (binutils, bash) could be replaced? How much free disk space would I get with that? If possible, give ...
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Dynamic mdev ifup and ifdown of network interface

Is it possible to have an mdev.conf rule that would run ifup on device creation and ifdown on detach? i.e. eth[0-9] root:root 660 @ifup $MDEV | $ifdown $MDEV
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How to make a minimal bootable linux (only with terminal) from kernel source code? [duplicate]

I want to make a very minimal linux os which only have a terminal interface and basic commands/applications (busybox is my choice for commands/apps). I don't want the installation option on my os. I ...
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how to delete (or keep) certain file extensions using busybox find?

I have a folder which contains files (various file extensions) and subfolders. I want to keep certain file extensions and delete the rest. e.g. keep all .txt and .jpg files and delete all other files....
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How to get BusyBox udhcpc to run in background forever?

I would like to configure eth0 on my BusyBox based Linux system to try and get a DHCP lease for 5 times, then run in the background forever if it doesn't get an IP after those 5 tries (i.e. does not ...
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Debian: Boot fails when mounting sda with “invalid argument”

I am trying to move a Debian squeeze installation to VMWare VSphere 5.5 environment. However when booting the new machine after replication, the initrd/busybox gives an error, that it cannot mount the ...
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Set environment variable (TZ) for all startup scripts and inittab

I'm working on an embedded Linux system and looking for a way to set the time zone for all processes. The question is: Is there any possibility to set the TZ environment variable at boot time (init ...
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Busybox ASH inside initrd has a problem when piping tee to sed

I'm trying to log the early boot output from the init script. This is what is working: mkdir -p /run/log && \ mkdir -p /tmp && \ mkfifo /tmp/stage-1-init.log.fifo1 && \ mkfifo ...
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How can I check the first process that is run? I can see both init and linuxrc in root folder

I get a modified Linux installation on QNAP x86 based NAS. In the initrd image file, I noticed there are both a init script /initand a symbolic link that points to a different program(busybox): ...
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Make changes to busybox/initramfs that are persistent?

I am in the process of recovering my 32-bit Debian Jessie box with a lvm+LUKS disk. I am coming back from a system that had a root partition but no boot partition. Grub executes, but either vmlinuz or ...
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How do I install another distro on a linux DVR

I was fiddling with an old DVR and discovered it had telnet unblocked. So I ran ncrack and after gaining access started looking around. It seems to be running some custom version of Linux. Not many ...
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Minimal Busybox/Linux Installation - Won't Run C

I'm trying my hand at creating a very minimal custom Busybox/Linux distro, a task that is admittedly above my head, but I figured I'd give it a shot. My issue is that whenever I try to run a C program ...
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What is stopping our UDP packets (how does it know the route is down)?

We have a server (camera) sending RTSP video packets via UDP. At a customer site it travels over several hops, one of which may be an unreliable WiFi link that drops the odd packet or five. Usually ...
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Adding a custom preset build configuration to make

I'm building busybox from source and I have more than one configuration. (For different uses) As I have it now, each time I want to build something, I have to copy the correct .config file to the ...
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Unable to mount USB media in sagem fast3304 V2 router (busybox v1.01 inside)

I have a wireless router that runs busybox (V1.0). A media server (Twonky Media Version 3.4) running on this router. I would like to use its USB port to mount an external drive containing mutltimedia ...
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Linux 2.6.32, busybox, Identify physical SD device

I have a USB card reader with two SD card interfaces and two USB ports (so it can also act as a USB hub) all on the same device. I am running an embedded Linux device that is unsupervised in its use ...
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bash while/read loop behaves differently in a mips/musl/busybox based VM

On a musl/busybox based system running in qemu (mips), the script #!/usr/bin/bash printf '%s\n' "${BASH_VERSION}" > test.txt echo 'test.txt:' cat test.txt echo "No process substitution:" while ...
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when does the system send a SIGTERM to a process?

My server program received a SIGTERM and stopped (with exit code 0). I am surprised by this, as I am pretty sure that there was plenty of memory for it. Under what conditions does linux (busybox) send ...
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How to auto-renew IP from DHCP if IP is lost or changed?

I have a Synology DS1515+ fileserver running "BusyBox v1.16.1 (2015-10-28 13:23:20 CST) built-in shell (ash)", stripped down from commands. Machine is running Linux 3.10.35 #5644 SMP Tue Dec 1 17:28:...
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Using dd command to download mtd block

How to use dd command to download mtd block from embedded Linux-based device? # cat /proc/mtd dev: size erasesize name ... mtd3: 003a0000 00010000 "DRTI2" I need download mtd3 block, so dd ...
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Compress mtdblock with 'tar' before sending it via TFTP

what is proper command compress mtdblock with 'tar' before sending it via TFTP? tftp -l /dev/mtdblock3 -p 192.168.100.40
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change ls color on OpenWrt

I am not able to change the color of dir entries for ls command (dark blu is a very annoying color to read) on my OpenWrt device. I've added the line LS_COLORS=$LS_COLORS:'di=0;37:' ; export ...