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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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Download version 8.23 (stable)
released on 18 July 2014

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Leaders and contributors

Jim Meyering Maintainer
Paul EggertMaintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete listContributor
Pádraig Brady Maintainer
Eric Blake Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail
Help E-mail
Support E-mail
Support Newsgroup
Bug Reporting Newsgroup
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 August 2014.


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