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|Name=GNU core utilities
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|Short description=Collection of basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities
|Short description=Collection of basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities
|Full description='''Coreutils''' is a combination of file (fileutils), shell (sh-utils) and text (textutils) packages into a single release.
|Full description='''Coreutils''' is a combination of file (fileutils), shell (sh-utils) and text (textutils) packages into a single release.

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GNU Core Utilities

Coreutils includes all of the basic command-line tools that are expected in a POSIX system. These provide the basic file, shell and text manipulation functions of the GNU system. Most of these tools offer extended functionality beyond that which is outlined in the POSIX standard.

This package is the union of the GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages. It includes the following programs/invocations: arch, base32, base64, basename, cat, chcon, chgrp, chmod, chown, chroot, cksum, comm, coreutils, cp, csplit, cut, date, dd, df, dir, dircolors, dirname, du, echo, env, expand, expr, factor, false, fmt, fold, groups, head, hostid, hostname, id, install, join, kill, link, ln, logname, ls, md5sum, mkdir, mkfifo, mknod, mktemp, mv, nice, nl, nohup, nproc, numfmt, od, paste, pathchk, pinky, pr, printenv, printf, ptx, pwd, readlink, realpath, rm, rmdir, runcon, seq, sha1sum, sha224sum, sha256sum, sha384sum, sha512sum, shred, shuf, sleep, sort, split, stat, stdbuf, stty, sum, sync, tac, tail,tee, test, timeout, touch, tr, true, truncate, tsort, tty, uname, unexpand, uniq,unlink, uptime, users, vdir, wc, who, whoami, yes.

The Free Software Directory provides detailed information at Collection:GNU Core Utilities


User reference manual available in HTML format from http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/manual/coreutils.html User FAQ available in HTML format from http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/faq/

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium9 August 2014
GFDLv1.3orlaterchrissie10 October 2014
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Leaders and contributors

Eric Blake Maintainer
Jim Meyering Maintainer
Paul Eggert Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Pádraig Brady Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:bug-coreutils@gnu.org
Help E-mail mailto:coreutils@gnu.org
Support E-mail mailto:coreutils@gnu.org
Support Newsgroup http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.coreutils.general
Bug Reporting Newsgroup http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.coreutils.bugs
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=coreutils.git

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 January 2016.


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