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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.


RSS Recent releases

Release Notes: The cryptoloop support in the commands mount and losetup was removed. The commands chkdupexe and arch were removed. The commands nsenter and blkdiscard were added. Many enhancements and several bugfixes were made for existing commands.

  •  16 Dec 2012 18:38

Release Notes: Various minor bugs were fixed.

  •  05 Sep 2012 21:33

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.

  •  20 Aug 2012 21:58

Release Notes: Many enhancements and bug fixes were made. Several tools were added and several removed.

  •  05 Mar 2006 19:04

    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).

    RSS Recent comments

    13 Dec 2009 15:25 cdrake

    Who maintains this? There's a bug that's been annoying me for years. fdisk calculates the last cylinder wrongly (is one short of the real one)

    18 May 2009 19:00 qwert667 Thumbs up

    is this the right place for a feature request?
    i'd like to have an option for 'column' not to ignore empty lines but just print them..

    07 Apr 2005 10:55 avoropay

    Re: Mailing list

    07 Apr 2005 09:28 avoropay

    Mailing list
    Does anyone know how to subscribe to mailing-list ? Is there any web-archive ?

    24 Apr 2001 14:19 bero

    Re: util-linux

    > Site is still down. Any body want to
    > provide a mirror ?
    > i would provide a mirror if i could
    > get the package.

    The site isn't/wasn't down, some clients (mostly browsers) don't follow symlinks properly.



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