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s6-portable-utils is a set of tiny general Unix utilities, often performing well-known tasks such as cut and grep, but optimized for simplicity and small size. They were designed for embedded systems and other constrained environments, but work everywhere. Other sets of small utilities are usually system-specific; for instance, the (otherwise excellent) BusyBox project only works on Linux.

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Recent releases

  •  04 Jun 2014 14:57

    Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the build system that would make unexported binaries be searched in the wrong place.

    •  14 May 2014 19:49

      Release Notes: This release fixes a silly segfault in s6-cut, and ensures compatibility with skalibs-1.6.

      •  27 Mar 2014 12:07

        Release Notes: This release fixes a small bug whereby s6-mkfifo would incorrectly respect the umask.

        •  27 Sep 2013 00:48

          Release Notes: This is just a cleanup release. Calls to deprecated functions which have been removed from skalibs-1.4.0 have been updated.

          •  18 May 2013 07:51

            Release Notes: This release fixes a build-time bug that happened with some configuration cases.


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