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What is BusyBox?

BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, FreeBSD and others. It was specifically created for embedded operating systems with very limited resources. It has been self-dubbed "The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux". It includes clones of netcat, httpd, init, grep, a dhcp client/server, tar, sh, ash, awk, cat, and many more utilities.

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  1.  Command line interfaceBusyBox either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.

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    • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
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    • English

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