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11 Sep 2014, 01:19
Emil Foster (1 post)

Hello all. I’m hoping someone can help me here, because I feel like this is a very simple problem that I am overlooking the solution to. I cannot find the download page for BusyBox. As far as I understand, it should be here:

When I go there (regardless of browser: Chrome, Firefox, Opera) the page cannot be loaded. Am I the only one seeing this? I’ve tried it on both my home and work connections with no luck. I’m not sure what is even causing the issue (unless this link is actually broken) so I am not sure what if any specs I should post. Please advise.

11 Sep 2014, 07:36
Ron Yorston (6 posts)

Hi Emil. I’m the maintainer of BusyBox for Windows. The link you quote above is correct: it’s a direct link to the executable. When I enter it in the address bar of Internet Explorer on Windows it gives me a dialog asking whether I want to run it or save it. Saving it would be the right thing to do.

Similarly when I use that link in Firefox on Linux I get a dialog asking if I want to open the file in Archive Manager or save it.

You could try using this link:

This will list the contents of the busybox folder, which contains lots of old releases and the corresponding source code. Somewhere among all of that your browser should display a link to busybox.exe. Right-clicking on that should give you a context menu with an option to save the link.

30 Nov 2016, 15:25
Fabio Elbel (1 post)

Hey :)

I can´t install BusyBox about this Links:

When I go there (regardless of browser: Chrome, Firefox, Opera) the page cannot be loaded. I would look forward to an answer :) Greetings Fabio

28 Aug 2017, 17:02
Gianni Lorenzi (1 post)

Hi, I have a problem with the shell of Busybox. I’m using an italian keyboard and am not able to write the tilde. I’ve tried AltGr + ì, Alt + 126, AltGr + 5, but nothing worked. Does someone can help?

31 Dec 2017, 17:15
JPM (4 posts)

I just purchased the book and find an impasse at page 4. The links to download busybox are no longer working. Please post the correct link OR provide a link to an alternative to busybox.


02 Jan 2018, 01:35
JPM (4 posts)

I will answer my own question.

In the erratta section of the book on this very site it states:

Busybox is also available from (web access, instead of FTP) –Andrew Hunt

But the above link is also not available.

After a bit of searching, the following location contains various versions of busybox:

24 Feb 2018, 10:42
Phil (1 post)

hmmm… quite honestly, I find it pretty annoying and very disappointing to go to pg 8 (only) and see a major flaw like this. I personally feel that it somehow is the authors duty to at least provide correct links through errata.

The download pg on frippery is not usable because it lacks info on what version is for what OS. Does anyone really expect children (the main audience of the book according to its writing stlye) to figure this out?

So if I must use frippery then which version would be ok?

quite annoyed

25 Feb 2018, 13:37
Ron Yorston (6 posts)

Unfortunately Tigress Limited is defunct and the servers no longer work.

The latest versions of BusyBox for Windows are available as busybox.exe and busybox64.exe. These are for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows respectively. If you don’t know which you have the first one, the 32-bit version, will work on either version.

The BusyBox for Windows page has these links. is only intended for obsessives who must have every version at all costs.