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util-linux - Miscellaneous system utilities for Linux

This package contains a number of important utilities, most of which are oriented towards maintenance of your system. Some of the more important utilities included in this package allow you to view kernel messages, create new filesystems, view block device information, interface with real time clock, etc.
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Manual pages

cal(1)

cal - display a calendar

chfn(1)

chfn - change your finger information

choom(1)

choom - display and adjust OOM-killer score.

chrt(1)

chrt - manipulate the real-time attributes of a process

chsh(1)

chsh - change your login shell

col(1)

col - filter reverse line feeds from input

colcrt(1)

colcrt - filter nroff output for CRT previewing

colrm(1)

colrm - remove columns from a file

column(1)

column - columnate lists

dmesg(1)

dmesg - print or control the kernel ring buffer

eject(1)

eject - eject removable media

fallocate(1)

fallocate - preallocate or deallocate space to a file

fincore(1)

fincore - count pages of file contents in core

flock(1)

flock - manage locks from shell scripts

getopt(1)

getopt - parse command options (enhanced)

hexdump(1)

hexdump - display file contents in hexadecimal, decimal, octal, or ascii

ionice(1)

ionice - set or get process I/O scheduling class and priority

ipcmk(1)

ipcmk - make various IPC resources

ipcrm(1)

ipcrm - remove certain IPC resources

ipcs(1)

ipcs - show information on IPC facilities

kill(1)

kill - terminate a process

last(1)

last, lastb - show a listing of last logged in users

line(1)

line - read one line

logger(1)

logger - enter messages into the system log

login(1)

login - begin session on the system

look(1)

look - display lines beginning with a given string

lscpu(1)

lscpu - display information about the CPU architecture

lsipc(1)

lsipc - show information on IPC facilities currently employed in the system

lslogins(1)

lslogins - display information about known users in the system

lsmem(1)

lsmem - list the ranges of available memory with their online status

mcookie(1)

mcookie - generate magic cookies for xauth

mesg(1)

mesg - display (or do not display) messages from other users

more(1)

more - file perusal filter for crt viewing

mountpoint(1)

mountpoint - see if a directory or file is a mountpoint

namei(1)

namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is found

newgrp(1)

newgrp - log in to a new group

nsenter(1)

nsenter - run program with namespaces of other processes

pg(1)

pg - browse pagewise through text files

prlimit(1)

prlimit - get and set process resource limits

rename(1)

rename - rename files

rename.ul(1)

rename - rename files

renice(1)

renice - alter priority of running processes

rev(1)

rev - reverse lines characterwise

runuser(1)

runuser - run a command with substitute user and group ID

script(1)

script - make typescript of terminal session

scriptreplay(1)

scriptreplay - play back typescripts, using timing information

setpriv(1)

setpriv - run a program with different Linux privilege settings

setsid(1)

setsid - run a program in a new session

setterm(1)

setterm - set terminal attributes

su(1)

su - run a command with substitute user and group ID

tailf(1)

tailf - follow the growth of a log file

taskset(1)

taskset - set or retrieve a process’s CPU affinity

ul(1)

ul - do underlining

unshare(1)

unshare - run program with some namespaces unshared from parent

utmpdump(1)

utmpdump - dump UTMP and WTMP files in raw format

uuidgen(1)

uuidgen - create a new UUID value

uuidparse(1)

uuidparse - a utility to parse unique identifiers

wall(1)

wall - write a message to all users

whereis(1)

whereis - locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command

write(1)

write - send a message to another user

libblkid(3)

libblkid - block device identification library

uuid(3)

uuid - DCE compatible Universally Unique Identifier library

uuid_clear(3)

uuid_clear - reset value of UUID variable to the NULL value

uuid_compare(3)

uuid_compare - compare whether two UUIDs are the same

uuid_copy(3)

uuid_copy - copy a UUID value

uuid_generate(3)

uuid_generate, uuid_generate_random, uuid_generate_time, uuid_generate_time_safe - create a new unique UUID value

uuid_is_null(3)

uuid_is_null - compare the value of the UUID to the NULL value

uuid_parse(3)

uuid_parse - convert an input UUID string into binary representation

uuid_time(3)

uuid_time - extract the time at which the UUID was created

uuid_unparse(3)

uuid_unparse - convert a UUID from binary representation to a string

adjtime_config(5)

adjtime - information about hardware clock setting and drift factor

fstab(5)

fstab - static information about the filesystems

hwclock(5)

hwclock - variables that affect the behaviour of the hwclock boot script

terminal-colors.d(5)

terminal-colors.d - Configure output colorization for various utilities

addpart(8)

addpart - tell the kernel about the existence of a partition

agetty(8)

agetty - alternative Linux getty

blkdiscard(8)

blkdiscard - discard sectors on a device

blkid(8)

blkid - locate/print block device attributes

blkzone(8)

blkzone - run zone command on a device

blockdev(8)

blockdev - call block device ioctls from the command line

cfdisk(8)

cfdisk - display or manipulate a disk partition table

chcpu(8)

chcpu - configure CPUs

chmem(8)

chmem - configure memory

ctrlaltdel(8)

ctrlaltdel - set the function of the Ctrl-Alt-Del combination

delpart(8)

delpart - tell the kernel to forget about a partition

fdformat(8)

fdformat - low-level format a floppy disk

fdisk(8)

fdisk - manipulate disk partition table

findfs(8)

findfs - find a filesystem by label or UUID

findmnt(8)

findmnt - find a filesystem

fsck(8)

fsck - check and repair a Linux filesystem

fsck.cramfs(8)

fsck.cramfs - fsck compressed ROM file system

fsck.minix(8)

fsck.minix - check consistency of Minix filesystem

fsfreeze(8)

fsfreeze - suspend access to a filesystem (Ext3/4, ReiserFS, JFS, XFS)

fstrim(8)

fstrim - discard unused blocks on a mounted filesystem

hwclock(8)

hwclock - time clocks utility

isosize(8)

isosize - output the length of an iso9660 filesystem

klogconsole(8)

klogconsole - Tells the kernel to what terminal it should copy messages

ldattach(8)

ldattach - attach a line discipline to a serial line

losetup(8)

losetup - set up and control loop devices

lsblk(8)

lsblk - list block devices

lslocks(8)

lslocks - list local system locks

lsns(8)

lsns - list namespaces

mkfs(8)

mkfs - build a Linux filesystem

mkfs.bfs(8)

mkfs.bfs - make an SCO bfs filesystem

mkfs.cramfs(8)

mkfs.cramfs - make compressed ROM file system

mkfs.minix(8)

mkfs.minix - make a Minix filesystem

mkswap(8)

mkswap - set up a Linux swap area

mkzimage_cmdline(8)

mkzimage_cmdline - edit the built-in kernel cmdline in a PowerPC CHRP zImage

mount(8)

mount - mount a filesystem

nologin(8)

nologin - politely refuse a login

partx(8)

partx - tell the kernel about the presence and numbering of on-disk partitions

pivot_root(8)

pivot_root - change the root filesystem

raw(8)

raw - bind a Linux raw character device

readprofile(8)

readprofile - read kernel profiling information

resizepart(8)

resizepart - tell the kernel about the new size of a partition

rfkill(8)

rfkill - tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices

rtcwake(8)

rtcwake - enter a system sleep state until specified wakeup time

setarch(8)

setarch - change reported architecture in new program environment and/or set personality flags

setctsid(8)

setctsid - run a program in a new session and tty

sfdisk(8)

sfdisk - display or manipulate a disk partition table

sulogin(8)

sulogin - single-user login

swaplabel(8)

swaplabel - print or change the label or UUID of a swap area

swapon(8)

swapon, swapoff - enable/disable devices and files for paging and swapping

switch_root(8)

switch_root - switch to another filesystem as the root of the mount tree

tunelp(8)

tunelp - set various parameters for the lp device

umount(8)

umount - unmount file systems

uuidd(8)

uuidd - UUID generation daemon

vipw(8)

vipw, vigr - edit the password or group file

wdctl(8)

wdctl - show hardware watchdog status

wipefs(8)

wipefs - wipe a signature from a device

zramctl(8)

zramctl - set up and control zram devices

Latest updates

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  • fix #1751290 - regression: lsblk not showing PKNAME in f31+
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  • fix #1751290 - regression: lsblk not showing PKNAME in f31+
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 update/oss: Version 2.33.1-lp151.3.3.2 introduced

Sep 10
  • Issue a warning for outdated pam files
    (bsc#1082293, boo#1081947#c68).
  • Fix comments and unify look of PAM files that were just changed (login.pamd, remote.pamd).
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed oss: Updated from 2.33.2-2.3 to 2.34-1.1

Aug 29
  • Issue a warning for outdated pam files
    (bsc#1082293, boo#1081947#c68).
  • Fix comments and unify look of PAM files (login.pamd, remote.pamd, runuser-l.pamd, runuser.pamd, su-l.pamd, su.pamd).
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CentOS 7.6.1810 cr: Version 2.23.2-61.el7 introduced

Aug 29
  • #1203378 - Cannot use swapon with fallocated XFS swapfile
  • #1632944 - blkid/lsblk does not recognize exfat filesystem without a label
  • #1633657 - mount -a always tries to mount CIFS share subdir despite being already mounted
  • #1639465 - Bad formatting in agetty.8 man page
  • #1667942 - libsmartcols: scols_print_table_to_string() doesn't work
  • #1678451 - Unable to mount to a directory that matches a dm device under /dev
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Fedora rawhide development/Server-os: Updated from 2.34-2.fc31 to 2.34-3.fc32

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS xenial-proposed/main: Version 2.27.1-6ubuntu3.8 introduced

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util-linux-debugsource - Debug sources for package util-linux
util-linux-lang - Translations for package util-linux
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util-linux-systemd-debuginfo - Debug information for package util-linux-systemd
util-linux-systemd-debugsource - Debug sources for package util-linux-systemd
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util-linux-user-debuginfo - Debug information for package util-linux-user
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