Busybox commands are simply symlinks to the busybox binary and are thus extremely light weight. For a low footprint system, this could be quite valuable.
This package offers a nearly pain-free drop-in replacement of the GNU coreutils. Some commands lack options present in the corresponding coreutils binaries (current problems: Yaourt and readline).
Gain from replacing coreutils with busybox: GNU coreutils: 13.1 MB installed, symlinks to busybox: approximately 0.
Gain from replacing findutils with busybox: GNU findutils: 1.7 MB installed, symlinks to busybox: approximately 0.
Gain from replacing diffutils with busybox: GNU diffutils: 1.4 MB installed, symlinks to busybox: approximately 0.
- Busybox-init: a very simple (only 1 runlevel) init system, ash init scripts
- Meta-package and/or group to easily convert an Arch base system to a busybox base system.