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Busybox for Windows

Discussion in 'The Hummy Arms' started by Ezra Pound, May 11, 2012.

  1. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I don't have a P.C. / Laptop currently running any Unix based operating system, but I do have an interest in polishing up my old shell script skills (believe me they need quite a bit of polishing). Because of this I find my Humax is turned on most days just so that I can type in a grep command or what ever, until I found this little gem, from a windows command line I can now enter any Unix based command that busybox knows about after the word busybox e.g. busybox ls –altr give it a try here :- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5943991/busybox-w32/busybox.exe
     
  2. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Look at Cygwin too. That's what I use when I want a UNIX environment under Windows.
     
  3. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I could never get TAB line completion to work with Cygwyn (although I haven't tried recently)
    You can't re-name busybox.exe to something shorter like b.exe for a single command like b ls -altr However you can stay in a sh or bash environment by simply entering busybox sh or busybox bash to get a $ prompt and exit back to DOS with CTRL+D