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3. The TiVo Shell > 31. Copying Unix Binaries to TiVo

Copying Unix Binaries to TiVo

The shell is nothing without its utilities. What’s a work environment worth if you can’t do anything while you’re there?

The default installation of the TiVo OS has a Bash shell and little else in the way of the utilities necessary to do anything of any use. How exciting, after all, is:

bash-2.02# echo *

Beyond the first few minutes, that is. ;-).

While you have your box open and drives mounted on your PC [Hack #29], now’s a good time to bring over some of the common utilities most Unix jockeys simply assume to be there.

You are going to need a DOS- or Windows-formatted floppy disk for this one. Steve Jenkins’s Newbie TiVo Hacker site offers a complete archive of useful Unix utilities for the Series 1 TiVo (


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