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GNU Core Utilities
Coreutils is a combination of file (fileutils), shell (sh-utils) and text (textutils) packages into a single release. It includes the following programs/invocations:


User reference manual available in HTML format from User FAQ available in HTML format from

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlatergenium9 August 2014
GFDLv1.3orlaterchrissie10 October 2014
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Leaders and contributors

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Pádraig Brady Maintainer
Eric Blake Maintainer
Jim Meyering Maintainer
Paul Eggert Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Support Newsgroup
Bug Reporting Newsgroup
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking E-mail
Help E-mail
Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 July 2015.


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