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Date:   Wed Feb 12 14:34:09 +0000

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diff --git a/README b/README @@ -0,0 +1,49 @@ +sbase - suckless unix tools +=========================== + +sbase is a collection of unix tools that are inherently portable +across UNIX and UNIX-like systems. + +The following programs are currently implemented: + + basename cal cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum cmp comm cp cut + date dirname du echo env expand false fold grep head hostname id + kill ln ls mc md5sum mkdir mkfifo mktemp mv nice nl nohup paste + printenv pwd readlink renice rm rmdir sleep setsid sort split + sponge strings sync tail tar tee test touch tr true tty uudecode + uuencode uname uniq unlink seq sha1sum sha256sum sha512sum wc who + xargs yes + +sbase is mostly following POSIX but we deviate wherever we think it is +appropriate. + +The complement of sbase is ubase[1] which is Linux specific and +provides all the non-portable tools. Together they are intended to +form a base system similar to busybox but much smaller and suckless. + +Building +-------- + +To build sbase, simply type make. You may have to fiddle with depending on your system. + +You can also build sbase-box, which generates a single binary +containing all the required tools. You can then symlink the +individual tools to sbase-box. + +Ideally you will want to statically link sbase. If you are on Linux +we recommend using musl-libc[2]. + +Portability +----------- + +sbase has been compiled on a variety of different operating systems, +including Linux, *BSD, OSX, Haiku, Solaris, SCO OpenServer and others. + +Various combinations of operating systems and architectures have also +been built. + +You can build sbase with gcc, clang, tcc, nwcc and pcc. + +[1] +[2]