busybox-w32 version FRP-3128-g241d4d4ac was released on 2019-04-26. It is the current release. For other release notes see:
ashlooks for a start up script in
dpkgstores data to
mansearches for man pages in
On Windows these paths are considered to be relative to the current drive.
To avoid ambiguity busybox-w32 treats such paths as relative to the
system drive, the one specified in the
C:path, that is, without a path separator after the colon. These are considered to be relative to the current directory of the specified drive. Unix has no concept of separate drives and support for such paths in busybox-w32 was unsatisfactory.
A number of improvements have been made:
pwdhas a non-standard
-aoption to list the current directory of all drives;
cdcorrectly treats such paths as relative to the current directory of the specified drive;
In related work busybox-w32 makes greater efforts to display the current directory with the correct case.
viapplet in busybox-w32 is unable to track changes to the size of its console window. If the console size is changed the
Ctrl-Lcommand can be used to update the display. A bug in the implementation of this feature has been fixed.
less now use an alternate screen
buffer for their displays. Closing these applets restores the original
contents of the screen.
resetapplet clears the console window, including the buffer of previous lines. Contrast this with
clearwhich only clears the visible lines.
Filesystemcolumn displays the network share or path of mapped drives;
~/was unintentionally removed in FRP-2501-g858091c25. It has been reinstated.
tsechoes all lines from its standard input with a timestamp prefix. By default the timestamp is the current time. Two optional flags modify this:
-sdisplays times relative to when the applet was started;
-idisplays times relative to the last output line.
strftime(3)format. If this ends with
%.Sthe seconds value is displayed as a fraction to six decimal places.
wait -nbash extension. This causes the shell to wait for completion of a job, not a process.
EPOCHREALTIMEdynamic variables which were introduced in bash 5.0. These return the time in seconds since the Unix epoch as an integer or float respectively. Unsetting these variables causes them to lose their dynamic properties. While they are dynamic assigning a value to them has no effect.
/usr/share/manhas been added to the default search path of the
manapplet. On Windows this means that the default search order is:
mandirectory in the same directory as the busybox-w32 binary.