GNU Core Utilities Alternatives

    GNU Core Utilities is described as 'The GNU Core Utilities or coreutils is a package of GNU software containing many of the basic tools, such as cat, ls, and rm, needed for Unix-like operating systems' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are four alternatives to GNU Core Utilities for Linux, Mac, Android, BSD and Windows. The best alternative is BusyBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU Core Utilities are Toybox (Linux command line utilities) (Free, Open Source), ptime (Free) and RustyBox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 2, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. Toybox combines common Linux command line utilities together into a single BSD-licensed executable that's simple, small, fast, reasonably standards-compliant, and powerful enough to turn Android into a development environment.
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      ptime will run any specified command and parameters, and measure the execution time (run time) in seconds, accurate to 5 millisecond or better. It is an automatic process timer, or program timer used for benchmark purposes.
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      sobh ptime is a windows program that accurately measure program execution time. Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities for unix like systems.
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    3. RustyBox is a free-range, non-GMO fork of BusyBox written entirely in Rust. It includes all your favorite commands like ls, mount, and top, but without a single line of C code!
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