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3. The TiVo Shell > 34. Installing Unix Binaries on TiVo

Installing Unix Binaries on TiVo

Continuing where we left off a little earlier [Hack #31], let’s install those useful Unix utilities we copied over to TiVo’s hard drive.

So you have a prompt [Hack #33], now what? By default, you don’t even have the ability to do an ls (list the files in a directory). How lame is that? Not at all, really, when you consider that, from TiVo’s point of view, all those human-usable utilities are superfluous for its purposes—to record television shows and play them back to you on demand. But, from a human’s perspective, it’s pretty lame indeed.

Let’s check in on those Unix utilities you copied to your TiVo [Hack #31] and get them installed.

With your TiVo up and running, the


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