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3 <h2>Currently implemented commands:</h2> 3 <h2>See <a href=roadmap.html>roadmap</a> for current and planned
4 <p> 4 command list.</h2>
5 basename, bzcat, cal, cat, catv, chroot, chvt, cksum, count, cp, df, dirname,
6 dmesg, echo, env, false, head, help, link, mkswap, nc, netcat, nice, nohup,
7 oneit, patch, pwd, rmdir, seq, setsid, sha1sum, sleep, sort, sync, tee, true,
8 truncate, tty, uname, unlink, unshare, wc, which, xargs, yes
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11 <h2>Shell wrappers:</h2>
12 <p>dos2unix, tac, unix2dos</p>
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14 <h2>News</h2> 6 <h2>News</h2>
7 <hr><b>March 3, 2012</b>
9 <blockquote><p>"They went unnoticed at Goonhilly, passed over Cape Canaveral
10 without a blip, and Woomera and Jodrell Bank looked straight through them.
11 Which was a pity, because it was exactly the sort of thing they'd been looking
12 for all these years."</p></p>- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.</p>
13 </p></blockquote>
15 <p>Here's <a href=downloads/toybox-0.2.1.tar.bz2>toybox 0.2.1</a> based
16 on <a href=>commit 512</a>. This
17 time around, there are statically linked <a href=downloads/binaries>prebuilt
18 binaries</a> for various embedded targets.</p>
20 <p>It's been a busy few weeks, almost entirely due to new contributors. (I
21 have not quite been keeping up.)</p>
23 <p>Elie De Brauwer contributed free, uptime, swapon, swapoff, lsmod, mknod,
24 insmod, rmmod, and fixed a bug in basename. Andre Renaud contributed ls, ln,
25 realpath, and hostname. Andres Heck contributed pidof and killall. Daniel
26 Walter wrote kill and extended id. Timothy Elliott contributed tail and tests
27 for cmp. Frank Bergmann sent a warning fix. Bryce Fricke added -i to cp.
28 Nathan McSween pointed out an optimization. Georgi Chorbadzhiyski fixed
29 cross compiling to work more reliably.</p>
31 <p>(My own contribution this time around was just tightening up other people's
32 code, a build fix to unshare, some random bugfixes, and so on. My only new
33 code this time around was writing a bash replacement for the existing python
34 bloat-o-meter.)</p>
36 <p>Last time (the 0.2.0 release) included the first pass at an id command from
37 Tim Bird, env and basename from Tryn Mirell, cmp and head from Timothy Elliott,
38 more bugfixes from Nathan McSween and Elie De Brauwer, and Luis Felipe Strano
39 Moraes did a first pass at the who command plus other bugfixes and
40 optimizations.</p>
42 <p>(For that release I did xargs, cal, truncate, unlink, nohup, tty, wc, link,
43 dirname, unshare, and various infrastructure tweaks, but it took me 3 months
44 and those guys did their stuff in a week or so.)</p>
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16 <hr><b>February 12, 2012</b> 47 <hr><b>February 12, 2012</b>
17 <blockquote><p> 48 <blockquote><p>
18 "for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at 49 "for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at
19 least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two 50 least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two