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MesaBox is a collection of core system utilities written in Rust for Unix-like systems.

Like the well-known BusyBox and Toybox sets of utilities popular on embedded devices, MesaBox seeks to provide a fully functioning command-line environment (unlike uutils, which just seeks to reimplement the GNU coreutils).

Completion Status

As the project has just begun many utilities have yet to be implemented. If something in the table below seems interesting, feel free to take a stab at it. If it seems like something that should be in the table is missing, make sure to open an issue. Take a look at for more details.

Utility Type Status
arch GNU Complete
base32 GNU Complete
base64 GNU Complete
yes GNU Complete
getty Login Simple Version
tar LSB Beginning Stages
ping Networking Simple Version
cat POSIX/GNU Complete
chmod POSIX/GNU Mostly Complete
(missing --reference)
head POSIX/GNU Complete
echo POSIX Complete
init POSIX Simple Version
sh POSIX Significant Progress
sleep POSIX Complete



MesaBox is provided under the 3-Clause BSD license (please see LICENSE for more details).

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