Projects / util-linux


Util-linux is a suite of essential utilities for any Linux system. It contains the following programs: addpart, agetty, blockdev, cal, cfdisk, chfn, chkdupexe, chrt, chsh, col, colcrt, colrm, column, ctrlaltdel, cytune, ddate, delpart, display-services, dmesg, elvtune, fastboot, fasthalt, fdformat, fdisk, flock, fsck.cramfs, fsck.minix, getopt, halt, hexdump, hwclock, initctl, ionice, ipcrm, ipcs, isosize, kill, last, line, logger, login, look, losetup, mcookie, mesg, mkfs, mkfs.bfs, mkfs.cramfs, mkfs.minix, mkswap, more, mount, namei, need, newgrp, partx, pg, pivot_root, provide, ramsize, raw, rdev, readprofile, reboot, rename, renice, reset, rev, rootflags, script, scriptreplay, setsid, setterm, sfdisk, shutdown, simpleinit, swapoff, swapon, taskset, tailf, tunelp, ul, umount, vidmode, vipw, wall, whereis, and write.


Recent releases

  •  28 Apr 2014 11:33

    Release Notes: "fdisk" was completely refactored and moved to libfdisk. libfdisk's API remains unstable, and the remaining "*fdisk" utilities were not moved yet. "last" and "lastb" were merged from sysvinit to util-linux, supporting new enhanced command line options. "nologin" was merged to util-linux. Many enhancements and several bugfixes were made for existing commands.

    •  02 Aug 2013 09:05

      Release Notes: The cryptoloop support in the commands mount and losetup was removed. The commands chkdupexe and arch were removed. The commands nsenter and blkdiscard were added. Many enhancements and several bugfixes were made for existing commands.

      •  16 Dec 2012 17:37

        Release Notes: Various minor bugs were fixed.

        •  05 Sep 2012 11:07

          Release Notes: "su" was merged from coreutils, "sulogin" and "utmpdump" were merged from sysvinit, and "eject" was merged from inactive upstream. "lslocks" was added as a new implementation to replace the unmaintained "lslk". "wdctl" was added for monitoring hardware watchdog status. Many new features and command line flags were added. Several features were deprecated.

          •  20 Aug 2012 20:17

            Release Notes: Many enhancements and bug fixes were made. Several tools were added and several removed.

            Recent comments

            13 Dec 2009 15:25 cdrake

            Who maintains this? There's a bug that's been annoying me for years. fdisk calculates the last cylinder wrongly (is one short of the real one)

            18 May 2009 19:00 qwert667

            is this the right place for a feature request?
            i'd like to have an option for 'column' not to ignore empty lines but just print them..

            07 Apr 2005 10:55 avoropay

            Re: Mailing list


            07 Apr 2005 09:28 avoropay

            Mailing list
            Does anyone know how to subscribe to mailing-list ? Is there any web-archive ?

            24 Apr 2001 14:19 bero

            Re: util-linux

            > Site is still down. Any body want to
            > provide a mirror ?
            > i would provide a mirror if i could
            > get the package.

            The site isn't/wasn't down, some clients (mostly browsers) don't follow symlinks properly.



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