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Simplify license text, as mentioned on the mailing list. Reasoning: it was never my intent to require anybody to copy license text into another project if they cut and pasted something out of toybox. The "permission for any purpose" is as close to public domain as you can get in our current screwed up legal system without making people uncomfortable the _other_ way. (Besides, my initial reading of that was "all copies of the source code" but that's not what it says, and somebody pointed out that Android has "show license text" options because paranoid lawyers think that sort of thing applies to the BINARY version, which is nuts.)
author Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:02:37 -0500
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Toybox: all-in-one Linux command line.

--- Building Toybox

Type "make help" for build instructions.

Mostly you want:

  CFLAGS="--static" CROSS_COMPILE=armv5l- make defconfig toybox install

Or "make menuconfig", which produces the same sort of .config file as the
Linux kernel.

--- Using toybox

The build produces a "swiss-army-knife" style multifunction binary, which acts
differently depending on the name it was called as (cp, mv, cat...), and
installs symlinks under each command name to populate $PATH.

The "toybox" command itself uses its first argument as the command name to run
(ala "toybox ls -l").  With no arguments, it lists available commands.  (This
allows you to use the commands even without the symlinks.)

The "help" command provides information about each command (ala "help cat").

The toybox web page is at "http://landley.net/toybox".

Have fun,

Rob