[Techtalk] detecting busybox

Kathryn Marks ksmarkspsych at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 04:57:59 UTC 2012

On 1/10/12, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> Miriam English writes:
>> I love the whole "small is beautiful" idea, but I've grown to really
>> dislike busybox. It has caused countless problems for me in writing
>> scripts, usually because busybox sacrifices functionality for size,
>> and very often I just need that extra bit of capability. I'll be
> Agreed. It can be fairly annoying.
>> Does anybody know a way to find all the commands on my system that
>> use busybox instead of the full command?
> Assuming most of the commands you use are in /usr/bin:
> ls -l /usr/bin | grep busybox
> Or if you want everything in your path, not just what's in /usr/bin:
> for p in $(echo $PATH | sed 's/:/ /g') ; do
> ls -l $p | grep busybox
> done
> A full-fledged Linux desktop/laptop shouldn't use busybox for anything.
> Normally busybox is for tiny embedded systems that don't have enough
> disk space to store the usual set of real programs.
> 	...Akkana
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