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Text utilities

  • Fileutils, Shellutils, and Textutils have been combined into the GNU Coreutils package.

Textutils contains the following software:

  • cat- concatenates and prints files on the standard output
  • cksum- checksum and count the bytes in a file
  • comm- compares two sorted files line by line
  • csplit- splits a file into sections determined by context lines
  • cut- remove sections from each line of files
  • expand- convert tabs to spaces
  • fmt- simple optimal text formatter
  • fold- wrap each input line to fit in specified width
  • head- output the first part of files
  • join- join lines of two files on a common field
  • md5sum- compute and check MD5 messsage digest
  • nl- number lines of files
  • od- dump files in octal and other formats
  • paste- merge lines of files
  • ptx- produce a permuted index of file contents
  • pr- convert text files for printing
  • sort- sort lines of text files
  • split- split a file into pieces
  • sum- checksum and count the blocks in a file
  • tac- concatenates and prints files in reverse
  • tail- outputs the last part of files
  • tr- translates or deletes characters
  • tsort- perform topological sort
  • unexpand- convert spaces to tabs
  • uniq- remove duplicate lines from a sorted file
  • wc- prints the number of bytes, words, and lines in files

This program has been folded into coreutils. Please see that entry (http://directory.fsf.org/coreutils.html) for the latest information on this software. This project was a GNU package. It has since been decommissioned and is no longer developed.

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version 2.1 (stable)
released on 6 August 2002


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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey1 February 2001

Leaders and contributors

Francois Pinard Contributor
Karl Berry Contributor
Richard Stallman Contributor
Jim Meyering Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 January 2017.


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