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Busybox Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to busybox

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better busybox alternative or higher similarity.

busybox reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of busybox. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-25.
  • Sorry if this is too political.
    1 project | /r/linuxmasterrace | 22 Dec 2022
  • Guide: Hush Shell-Scripting Language
    23 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Apr 2022
  • There's a tool to produce a diff-like output from c code?
    1 project | /r/C_Programming | 1 Mar 2022
    Maybe you have better luck with the Busybox diff: https://github.com/brgl/busybox/blob/master/editors/diff.c
  • How could /dev/mem Linux directory be used in order to control the peripherals (MM/IO) ?
    2 projects | /r/embedded | 16 Jan 2022
    You can use busybox devmem to debug. The source code gives you an idea of how it works to write your own code.
  • Programming Puzzles
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Sep 2021
    You can fairly easily spot things like recursive search tree implementations in the wild.

    Also, compilers and interpreters often recursion, and that goes to as many levels as the program requires.

    Have you heard of a "recursive descent parser"? GNU C++ uses one (a huge source file written in C++, well over a megabyte long). This will recurse as deeply as the program's nesting goes; C++ programs often go to more than three levels of nesting. (There are some non-recursive hacks mixed in there, like some operator precedence parsing involving an explicit stack: Shunting-Yard or similar?)


    Let's switch over to embedded. Have you heard of BusyBox? BusyBox provides scaled down system utilities for embedded systems. It is very widely used.

    BusyBox's "libb" internal library contains a function called "recursive_action" for walking file system trees. This is actually recursive, and frequently goes more than three levels deep in actual use:


    This is used by BusyBox programs like mdev (udev replacement) lsusb, lspci, chmod, ...

    Also, HN isn't a good place to exhibit Lisp condescension/ignorance.

  • Go & secondary groups: a kaniko adventure!
    3 projects | dev.to | 25 Feb 2021
    This is almost the same implementation you see in busybox's id command source
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