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GNU Core Utilities

Collection of basic file, shell and text manipulation 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.


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/

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

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium10 January 2017
GFDLv1.3orlaterchrissie10 October 2014
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Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Developer & UserMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-coreutils
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-coreutils@gnu.org
Developer & UserMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/coreutils

Software prerequisites

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


"Bug Reporting" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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