BusyBox for Windows


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Free Unix utility software suite

BusyBox is a free software suite that has several Unix utilities from a single executable file. The software runs a selection of POSIX environments, such as FreeBSD, Android, and Linux. This file works mainly for embedded operating systems with little to no resources.

Unix utilities

BusyBox has a large selection of Unix utilities available at your fingertips. These commands help you create SCCS files, define and display aliases, run jobs in the background, and compress data. Having all these utilities downloaded on Windows makes it easy to work on embedded environments.

You can also use commands to change file ownerships, display the date and time, as well as report the currently-available free disk space. The Unix utilities cover a large number of tools that you need for rooted devices.


POSIX environments

This software can also run POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, and FreeBSD on your Windows computer. The interface works to maintain compatibility between the operating systems you’re using. Moreover, the POSIX environments work hand in hand with the Unix command utilities as your complete projects.

Embedded operating systems

BusyBox is explicitly created for embedded operating systems that have little or no resources available. This aspect has given the software the nickname of “The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux”, as it replaces over 100 commands with a single executable. 


The software operates off of commands, requiring you to know exactly which ones to use and when to use them. You can run included programs by adding their name to the executable “/bin/busybox ls.” Alternatively, you can run “/bin/ls” with the desired title for other responses.


BusyBox is a requirement for many root applications on your mobile device; having it on Windows can allow you to quickly edit files and commands before sending it to your rooted phone. You’ll also need the software for distributions of Buildroot, OpenWrt, and OpenEmbedded.

Command your operating systems

BusyBox is a much-needed and free software for any programs or projects you take to need commands from another operating system. Similar software includes Toybox and Cygwin; while both are useful, they receive less use than this program. However, if you’re using the software on phones, the device needs to be rooted.



BusyBox 1.32.0 for Windows
  • Windows 10,
  • Windows 8,
  • Windows 7,
  • Windows 8.1
Latest update:
Monday, December 21st 2020
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BusyBox for PC


Erik Andersen(Free)

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