Feature request: Busybox web site, library of contributions

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Fri May 13 10:00:50 UTC 2011


On Thursday 12 May 2011 21:40, Harald Becker wrote:
>  Hi all!
> 
> I want to suggest an extension to the Busybox web site. A lot of
> functionality, not used by the majority of Busybox users, can be
> achieved by the creation of some scripts (shell, awk, etc.). May be some
> are simple and reinvention doesn't waste a lot of time (for experts),
> but other scripts may be sophisticated or complex ... and why always
> reinvent the wheel? So it would be a nice feature if there exist a
> library of such (more or less well tested) scripts on a central place.
> This could especially be a base of information and assistance for
> (script) novices. They can pick one or more scripts from the library. In
> case a script fits anyones need, the script has just to be installed.
> Otherwise it could be used as an example or base for specific
> modifications ... or just as extended kind of documentation.
> 
> I know there are independent archives of scripts out there, but here I'm
> talking about scripts created for Busybox. That is they shall work using
> only Busybox applets, for functionalities required by Busybox users.
> Upstream compatible implementations of commands not part of Busybox
> core, etc.
> 
> ... not to be considered a mass storage of thousands of scripts, where
> everybody throws in and nobody cares (and knows what's in archive)
> 
> ... only a selection of carefully chosen/tested scripts
> 
> ... and may be other contributions not included in the main line
> (documentation, howto, configuration files for special cases, snippets
> like sh/find/grep/sed one liners)
> 
> ... may be useful functional extensions/patches, not included in main
> line (called to be featuritis or only special purpose)
> 
> ... a central place anybody can quickly pick up additional functionality
> (Busybox related)
> 
> ... like an application store for Busybox functional
> extensions/documentation
> 
> Any suggestions?

Let's drop them into examples/ in the source tree.

Please send patches.

-- 
vda


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