Read about the busybox here: http://www.busybox.net/about.html
By default you already have a working busybox 0.6, which is the default Linksys one. There is a newer version (1.0) available - however, there is no need to jump on the band wagon. In short: 1.0 brings some new utils. But clashes with other, better packages.
The reason is not that 1.0 is not great, but that there are better versions of the same utilities in packages like procps and coreutils, so unless you're really pressed for space, I suggest you go with them (e.g. top is way better in procps).
Take a look below, which lists all applets, and if there is a
util or two in 1.0 you want, you have a second option: ipkg install busybox-base, which only installs busybox 1.0 without the conflicting links.
Then you can manually add the link(s) you want. Note that the default busybox installation(0.60) is located in
You can test the available commands like this:
Todo: how does 1.00 differ from the original 0.60.4 ? Answer:
"...BusyBox 1.00 represents a tremendous improvement over the old 0.60.x stable series. Now featuring a Linux KernelConf? based configuration system (as used by the Linux kernel), Linux 2.6 kernel support, many many new applets, and the development work and testing of thousands of people from around the world."
"This is a list of the all the available commands in BusyBox (v1.00) with complete usage information and examples of how to use each app."
To get the "better" v1.00 utils without stepping on the preferred utils:
1. install the latest BusyBox with no links using
2. dump all the v1.00 BusyBox commands into a single line text file; I did
3. run this bash line to make symlinks for only those unused BusyBox commands:
The following 'files' are part of the busybox installation. They are spread across the folders
[ ash basename bunzip2 busybox bzcat cat chgrp chmod chown chroot chvt clear cmp cp cut date dd deallocvt df dirname dmesg du echo egrep env expr false fgrep find free grep gunzip gzip head hexdump hostname id ifconfig insmod install kill killall klogd ln logger ls lsmod md5sum mkdir mknod mktemp modprobe more mount mv nc netstat openvt pidof ping pivot_root ps pwd readlink reboot reset rm rmdir rmmod route sed sh sleep sort strings swapoff swapon sync syslogd tail tar tee test time top touch tr true tty umount uname uniq unzip uptime usleep vi wc wget which whoami xargs yes zcat
The only reason for slingbox is the installation of unslung. It shouldn't be used for anything else.