Util-linux is a suite of essential utilities for any Linux system. It contains the following programs: addpart, agetty, blockdev, cal, cfdisk, chfn, chkdupexe, chrt, chsh, col, colcrt, colrm, column, ctrlaltdel, cytune, ddate, delpart, display-services, dmesg, elvtune, fastboot, fasthalt, fdformat, fdisk, flock, fsck.cramfs, fsck.minix, getopt, halt, hexdump, hwclock, initctl, ionice, ipcrm, ipcs, isosize, kill, last, line, logger, login, look, losetup, mcookie, mesg, mkfs, mkfs.bfs, mkfs.cramfs, mkfs.minix, mkswap, more, mount, namei, need, newgrp, partx, pg, pivot_root, provide, ramsize, raw, rdev, readprofile, reboot, rename, renice, reset, rev, rootflags, script, scriptreplay, setsid, setterm, sfdisk, shutdown, simpleinit, swapoff, swapon, taskset, tailf, tunelp, ul, umount, vidmode, vipw, wall, whereis, and write.
Release Notes: Various minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: "su" was merged from coreutils, "sulogin" and "utmpdump" were merged from sysvinit, and "eject" was merged from inactive upstream. "lslocks" was added as a new implementation to replace the unmaintained "lslk". "wdctl" was added for monitoring hardware watchdog status. Many new features and command line flags were added. Several features were deprecated.
Release Notes: Many enhancements and bug fixes were made. Several tools were added and several removed.
Release Notes: mount defaults to CIFS instead of SMBFS for sources starting with //. There are flock documentation updates. There is a new translation (id) and updated translations (de, it, sl, and uk).
Release Notes: getopt has been updated to 1.1.4. All *llseek variants have been replaced with lseek. There are miscellaneous build system, code, and documentation cleanups and fixes. The French and Italian translations have been updated.