How to use BusyBox on Linux

“BusyBox is an open source (GPL) project providing simple implementations of nearly 400 common commands, including ls, mv, ln, mkdir, more, ps, gzip, bzip2, tar, and grep. It also contains a version of the programming language awk, the stream editor sed, the filesystem checker fsck, the rpm and dpkg package managers, and of course, a shell (sh) that provides easy access to all of these commands. In short, it contains all the essential commands required for a POSIX system to perform common system maintenance tasks as well as many user and administrative tasks.” – read more at!