util-linux

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util-linux
Stable release 2.25 / 22 July 2014; 2 months 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:

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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  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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