util-linux

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util-linux
Stable release 2.25 / 22 July 2014; 28 days ago (2014-07-22)
Written in C
Operating system Linux
License GNU General Public License and BSD License
Website www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/

util-linux is a standard package of the Linux operating system. A fork, util-linux-ng—with ng meaning "next generation"—was created when development stalled,[1] but as of January 2011 has been renamed back to util-linux, and is the official version of the package.[2]

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It includes the following utilities:

  • addpart
  • agetty
  • arch (deprecated in favor of uname or arch from coreutils)[3]
  • blkid
  • blockdev
  • cal
  • cfdisk
  • chfn
  • chkdupexe
  • chrt
  • chsh
  • clock
  • col (legacy)[4]
  • colcrt
  • colrm
  • column
  • ctrlaltdel
  • cytune
  • delpart
  • dmesg
  • elvtune (obsolete since Linux kernel version 2.6.9)[3]
  • fallocate
  • fdformat
  • fdisk
  • findfs
  • findmnt
  • flock
  • fsck
  • fsck.cramfs
  • fsck.minix
  • fsfreeze
  • fstab
  • fstrim
  • getopt
  • hexdump
  • hwclock (query and set the hardware clock (RTC))
  • ionice
  • ipcmk
  • ipcrm
  • ipcs
  • isosize
  • kill
  • ldattach
  • line (legacy)[4]
  • logger
  • login
  • look
  • losetup
  • lsblk
  • lscpu
  • mcookie
  • mesg
  • mkfs
  • mkfs.bfs
  • mkfs.cramfs
  • mkfs.minix
  • mkswap
  • more
  • mount
  • mountpoint
  • namei
  • newgrp
  • nologin
  • partx
  • pg (legacy)[4]
  • pivot_root
  • prlimit[5]
  • raw
  • readprofile
  • rename
  • renice
  • reset
  • rev
  • rtcwake
  • script
  • scriptreplay
  • setarch (including architecture symlinks such as i386, linux32, linux64, x86_64, etc.)
  • setsid
  • setterm
  • sfdisk
  • su
  • swaplabel
  • swapoff
  • swapon
  • switch_root
  • tailf
  • taskset
  • tunelp (deprecated)[6]
  • ul
  • umount
  • unshare
  • uuidd
  • uuidgen
  • vigr
  • vipw
  • whereis
  • wipefs
  • write

Utilities formerly included, but removed as of 2012:

  • ddate (removed from default build before being removed altogether)[7]
  • fastboot[8]
  • fasthalt[8]
  • halt[8]
  • initctl[8]
  • ramsize (formerly a symlink to rdev)[9]
  • rdev[9]
  • reboot[8]
  • rootflags (formerly a symlink to rdev)[9]
  • shutdown[8]
  • simpleinit[8]
  • vidmode (formerly a symlink to rdev)[9]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karel Zak (2006-12-18). "[ANNOUNCE] util-linux-ng fork". Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  2. ^ Karel Zak (2010-12-01). "[ANNOUNCE] util-linux without -ng". Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Documentation/deprecated.txt". util-linux. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  4. ^ a b c "Documentation/deprecated.txt". util-linux. 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  5. ^ Karel Zak (2012-01-25). "prlimit(1)". Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  6. ^ Sami Kerola (2012-12-16). "tunelp: deprecation: remove command from default build". util-linux. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  7. ^ Karel Zak (2011-08-18). "build-sys: add --enable-ddate". util-linux. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Karel Zak (2011-06-08). "simpleinit: remove this deprecated set of utils". util-linux. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  9. ^ a b c d Karel Zak (2010-05-13). "rdev: remove this deprecated command". util-linux. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 

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