BusyBox combines common UNIX utilities into a single, small executable, providing a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded operating system. It supports most of the utilities usually found in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc. BusyBox commands generally have fewer options than their ...

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How do I get a user id (uid) on ESXi 5.x via ssh? [closed]

I am connecting to an ESXi server via ssh. When I run: ~ # id I get the following result: -sh: id: not found I looked at BusyBox under: /usr/lib/vmware/busybox/bin and it says I have version ...
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transparent proxy with squid3 dansguardian iptables and one nic

I am attempting to filter my home internet connection through transparent proxy (squid3) and dansguardian . I have the following setup: http://i.stack.imgur.com/5Z3DP.png My Ubuntu Server is ...
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Wget on busybox v1.9.1

I have busybox 1.9.1 runing in huawei router. There is few commands, one of them wget and I want to use it, but there is some strange syntax. When I type wget www.google.com like I do normaly on my ...
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How to monitor CPU usage on a device running embedded Linux and BusyBox?

I recently began working with a device that uses embedded Linux and BusyBox. It is very stripped down, and does not have iostat or sar. It also doesn't have dpkg or apt for package management. The ...
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How to shutdown ESXi 5 in N minutes

On the VmWare commandline, I can shutdown the box using the halt command ~ # halt --help BusyBox v1.9.1-VMware-visor-6030 (2011-02-15 14:57:41 PST) multi-call binary Usage: halt [-d delay] [-n] [-f] ...
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How to install apt-get on a busybox embedded system?

My embedded system is for sh4 CPU. The debian distribution may get on http://www.si-linux.co.jp/pub/debian-sh/lenny-sh4/ I get the apt*.deb and extract the data.tar.gz. After setup the ...
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How to use dpkg of busybox

I'm trying to install pkg in a limited space embedded system. I use busybox's dpkg. To let dpkg work, I just touch a file touch /var/lib/dpkg/status ...
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Chroot on startup

I have a script that runs on startup, but it wont launch a application in chroot. #!/bin/sh /usr/sbin/chroot /root/chrootdir/ /bin/sh -c "lighttpd -f /etc/lighttpd.conf -m /lib" echo "script ...
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how to sync/flush after fdisk in linux (busybox)

when I change the partition table in Linux (busybox) and exit fdisk I'm still able to mount the old partitions, until I perform a reboot for example a) system is setup and has a /dev/sda1 and ...
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Telnet does not give a response

Some wireless access points are acting a little weird, so I want to reboot them every couple of hours. Luckily there exists a security flaw which lets me login as root through telnet when using port ...
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Busybox-like binaries which ext3 and ext4 support?

We're building a tool right now which includes booting a tiny Linux environment via PXE, and having it perform a number of system configuration operations without loading a larger system. (Formatting ...
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stat command filesize reporting on busybox

I'm trying to write a shell script in busybox to check the filesize of a file. Having read that stat is more reliable then ls, I decided to use that, but somehow when using the following command: ...
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Time problems on my Synology NAS 1511 running Busybox linux

I'm running a MS windows, using Netbeans 7. I occasionally get a problem when I hit save, "This file was modified externally, are you sure you want to overwrite" Further investigation has led me to ...
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Need to edit boot.lst from busybox

I have just managed to break my Debian install. I was having problems with a kernel update, and had to edit menu.lst to get it to install. I have managed to typo and set the boot device to ...
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What's the Busybox default shell?

My guess is this defaults to Bash, but would like to know for sure. Thanks.
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Can not run ifconfig like commands via browser

Problem is I cannot run "ifconfig" or similar commands via browser. Environment: Programming language : python Server : lighttpd(CGI) , running on busybox. Well machine is really small and so I ...
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Busybox, netstat, no -p

I have an ultra old (don't ask why) BusyBox (BusyBox v1.01 (2008.12.19-21:31+0000) Built-in shell (ash)) on my DreamBox. I would like to find out which process opened which connection using netstat. ...
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Ubuntu Server - Power failure leads to boot failure

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 LTS on an ext4 partition. Whenever my system looses power suddenly, It doesn't boot into the normal procedure to fix the problems automatically, but switches to ...
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Named pipe with shell command date

I want to let a standard user change the system date. So I created a named pipe. The standard user write a date to the named pipe and a root process listens to it and sets the date accordingly: ...
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New install Ubuntu 10.10 Server, won't boot. “ls /dev/disk/by-uuid” generates Bus Error

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 Server on a very old computer (bought it in 2002), but it won't boot. It tells me it can't find the root mount volume by it's UUID and also gives me the follwing type of ...
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ESXI ftpput fails Syntax problem

I'm trying to ftpput my virtual machines dirs to our NAS. Which doesn't support NFS. Only FTP and samba. So I'm in the ESXi console and enter the followin command ftpput ipaddress ...
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Disallow an user to go up in the tree with pure-ftpd

I added an user to pure-ftpd with adduser -h /blah user, using busybox. Unfortunately, he is able to go up in the tree and see the root folder. How can I disallow this ?
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Busybox on VMware ESXi: how to change syslogd options

What I have: VMware ESXi 4.0 with busybox installed. Among busybox applets, I'm interested in syslogd. By default, it's running as busybox syslogd. I can see it via ps ax: ps ax | grep syslog 4316 ...
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Copying directories with subdirectories from QNAP NAS to Synology NAS

I have a QNAP TS-239 Pro NAS server, from which I need to copy a large number of files (>2 TB) to a Synology 409 NAS. I could do it with a Windows computer, but would prefer to do it directly from ...
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Low Overhead Linux Server Install for MySQL

My question is this: Can anyone suggest a linux server that runs mysql really well with really low overhead (other than Ubuntu)? And here's why I have this question: I have a PE1950 III that ...
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busybox - how to list process priority?

How to list process priority on an embedded linux with busybox?
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ADSL and routing (bridging) problem with DLINK 320B and Fortinet Fortigate 60

Internet <---> 320B (ADSL modem) <---> Fortigate 60 (firewall) <---> lan The ADSL line is with static IP, with username and password and with pppoa. The web interface of the DSL 320B allows ...
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Why use nash instead of busybox in initrd and initramfs?

Why use nash instead of busybox in initrd and initramfs? I'm just looking for pros and cons of both really (and any other applications with similar functionality). I'm currently leaning towards ...
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What is responsible of setting up the default broadcast address?

The broadcast address is apparently misconfigured on some (old) Linux embedded device that I setup (but that I don't own anymore) because it doesn't match the expected value given the IP address and ...
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Is there a way to get ls to print in colour in busybox?

I'm on a nokia n810 device, which uses busybox instead of the usual gnu coreutils. Is there a way to get busybox's ls to print in colour?