A tool which combines several stripped-down Unix tools in a single, comapct executable. Because of its compactness and versatility, it is often used on devices with limited ressources.

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busybox ip link show doesn't work

I can't see the MAC address of my phone when I use command busybox ip link show on my rooted LG phone. Here is screen shot: Does anyone know what seems to be a problem?
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Permission denied when compiling program from source in Busybox [duplicate]

I have a rooted Android tablet, with Busybox v1.22.1. I would like to compile a program from source, which requires the following Linux commands: ./configure make is it possible to do so? When I ...
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How can I add the user of an application to the group of another application?

I'd like to add the user of one application to the group of another so that I can read the other applications private content without doing a su every time. I can't find the adduser or the useradd ...
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CyanogenMod comes with inbuilt busybox?

Does CyanogenMod 11 come with busybox pre-installed, or does it need to be installed separately?
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BusyBox crond fails to run scripts with “time disparity” error message

I've installed BusyBox on my Android 4.1.1 phone and when I run crond, after some time it starts to failing to run scripts with message "time disparity of xxx minutes detected". Is there something I ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Pocket

i have an android Device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300) which i want to root, because i have used Ubuntu on my PC and Notebook for five or six years and i am familiar with doing different maintainace ...
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Which BusyBox is legitimate on Play Store?

BusyBox is a collection of *nix utilities. I am attempting to install it via the Play Store (I've had a lot of trouble in the past trying to cross-compile BusyBox). The problem I am having: there are ...
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Busybox installation on emulator[Error:/system/xbin/busybox: not executable: magic 7F45]

I was trying to install busybox on my emulator with the help of section 5.2 in Android Emulator. My AVD config Device: Nexus S Target: Google API(x86 System Image)-API Level 19 CPU/ABI: Intel Atom ...
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fsck.auto: No such file or directory

So I'm trying to run fsck on my sdcard's ext4 partition and it doesn't work for some reason. sh-4.1# fsck /dev/block/vold/179:2 fsck (busybox 1.21.0-Stericson, 2013-01-28 21:49:55 GMT) fsck: ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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“iplink: applet not found” error when trying to change the MAC adress

I want to change my mobiles MAC address because it got blacklisted at school. I have tried some apps from the market, but none of them are working. I have rooted my phone (Huawei Ascend Y300) with a ...
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How to add a symbolic link to bypass unavailable busybox applet

I have BusyBox version v1.15.3 installed that came with the ROM gingerdx 31b. This busybox version cannot be updated/changed, because if it's being updated, the phone goes into a bootloop on the next ...
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built in command line pager/viewer like less? Without busybox or root access

Sometimes i investigate foreign phones, where i can't root or install any Apps. But i want to examine the filesystem via adb shell, and view some text-files. Like i usually do with a *nix-shell: with ...
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mount command outputs usage on correct arguments

I enabled root for adb, and then tried the following: root@crespo:/ # mount /dev/block/platform/s3c-sdhci.0/by-name/media /storage/sdcard0 Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device ...
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How can I check if busybox is working properly?

I have Busybox installed, but I suspect that it does not work properly. Total Commander ADB plugin invokes busybox mv -f and busybox rm -f commands, but it seems to fail silently. Is there a ...
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Update OpenDNS IP from Android tablet/phone

I want to use my Android tablet or phone to update my OpenDNS IP since there is no official OpenDNS client for Android. Is it possible? As a bonus, I'd like to do this automatically whenever I ...
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Move BusyBox from xbin to bin

Device: Q88B-5S tablet How can I move the BusyBox from xbin to bin? I used Root Explorer and Terminal, but it didn't work. My tablet is going nuts. (factory reset, 0bytes) My tablet is rooted using ...
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Why does bad Busybox installation in /system/xbin/ cause problems?

I've got familiar with Android not long ago. Having almost no experience, I carelessly installed Busybox, and after that the system started resetting itself after each power-off. It also didn't allow ...
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ls command works but not with options?

In my terminal app when I type ls /? it gives me ls /d. Where can I find the other options? For example I want to list the file attributes and file length. I have tried also busybox to no avail.
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Using busybox telnet, teminal emulator and ubuntu

I want to conrol android command line (Jackpal's Terminal) using busybox telnet. With Spartacus Rex' Terminal ide telnet works but cant get out of 'application's context.' So I want to use Jackpal's ...
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BusyBox `ln -s`: How do I create symlink to a directory on external SD-card?

How do I create symlink to a directory on external SD-card? Do I have to edit /etc/passwd and add user or root to the sdcard_r group--since, I see that the /storage/ location is owned by sdcard_r? Do ...
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Format SD card after playing with fdisk (No card reader)

After playing with partitioning using FDISK (from busybox) i finished and now i want to format it back to whatever is usable under Android. Using same FDISK via Android console i deleted all ...
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Installing BusyBox crashes phone

I'm trying to install BusyBox on my rooted stock Droid DNA. Every time I try the normal install, it fails saying that the program can't be installed in /system/bin. If I do the smart install, it ...
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Where is the precmd command in android?

I'm kind of used to linux. I'm using Busybox from the Busybox Free installer, with Busybox 1.21.0-Stericson. Trying to chance my shell to the Busybox shell using busybox ash gives the following error ...
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Installation of BusyBox on panda board on Android ICS kernel

I am trying to install BusyBox on panda board which has an ICS Android kernel. I used the steps below: Download binary file which supports the panda board Push it into /system/busybox folder ...
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why there are so many tty files in the dev directory?

it is confusing that there are so many tty files in the directory... by the way, what each file in /dev stands for, do they stand for physical devices which are part of my android device? for ...
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Motorola Triumph & HyperShell in Titanium Backup

It would seem that Titanium Backup, everyone's favorite root backup tool (right?), does not particularly like the Motorola Triumph—or vice versa. I've been having problems with restoring apps (only ...
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Remount writable by all users?

I want to remount a read-only partition in read-write mode, but I want it to be writable for all users. So far I've got this: mount -o bind /someplace /someplace_else mount -o remount rw ...
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My busybox gets corrupted?

Recently I just downgraded my busybox to 1.18.2 version using the jRummy's BusyBox Installer. I was previously having busybox preinstalled by CM7.2 custom ROM. Then I immediately tried to install ...
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Where to add SSH keys to allow connections to remote server on Android?

I'm using a rooted custom Android kernel (Gingerbread), and am able to connect to a remote SSH server with password authentication using busybox and a terminal emulator app. I would like to be able ...
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Shell utterly borked, toolbox claims “no such tool”

HTC Magic, rooted with CyanogenMod 5. Tried to install busybox using "Busybox Installer" from the Market, ended up with a strangely borked system. Android does not boot, freezes on the splash screen. ...
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Android-adapted BusyBox binary for rooted phone

I would like to place a place BusyBox on my rooted Android phone, and I would like to have a version that has "sh" as an alias for "ash" so that I can replace the standard /system/bin/sh with a ...
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“mount” on 2.3.4 is Behaving Oddly

I'm on Nexus S, 2.3.4, stock and rooted. BusyBox is v1.18.4 (2011-03-20 15:16:04 CDT). When I try to remount ANYTHING it just $ mount -o remount,rw /system Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t ...
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How do I fix pwd (print working directory) on Cyanogenmod 7?

I want to use WinSCP to transfer data to my phone over wireless. I've enabled dropbear on my phone. WinSCP connects, but crashes after trying pwd. Logging in with PuTTy, I can see that pwd is ...