Release Notes

busybox-w32 version FRP-3902-g61e53aa93 was released on 2021-03-03. It is the current release. For other release notes see:

Symbolic links

Creation of symbolic links is now supported. Microsoft Windows doesn't, by default, allow ordinary users to create symbolic links so despite this change things may still not work for you.

To create symbolic links you must either:

Even with these preconditions creation of symbolic links may still fail if your version of Windows or file system doesn't support this feature.

The command busybox --install -s can be used to install symbolic links for all of the applets in BusyBox. Without the -s hard links are created instead.

The command busybox --uninstall still only works for hard links.

ANSI escape sequences

A number of improvements have been made to the treatment of ANSI escape sequences, especially in relation to colour handling.

New applets

The following applets have been enabled in the default configuration:

Bug fixes

Changes imported from upstream

busybox-w32 has been synchronised with upstream BusyBox. As a result the following bug fixes and enhancements are available (among others):