Package util-linux-core

The most essential utilities from the util-linux suite.

This is a very basic set of Linux utilities that is necessary on
minimal installations.

Version: 2.37

See also: util-linux, util-linux-user.

General Commands

chrt manipulate the real-time attributes of a process
dmesg print or control the kernel ring buffer
flock manage locks from shell scripts
hardlink link multiple copies of a file
ionice set or get process I/O scheduling class and priority
ipcmk make various IPC resources
ipcrm remove certain IPC resources
ipcs show information on IPC facilities
kill terminate a process
logger enter messages into the system log
more file perusal filter for crt viewing
mountpoint see if a directory or file is a mountpoint
nsenter run program in different namespaces
renice alter priority of running processes
setsid run a program in a new session
taskset set or retrieve a process's CPU affinity
unshare run program in new namespaces

System Administration

agetty alternative Linux getty
blkid locate/print block device attributes
blockdev call block device ioctls from the command line
findmnt find a filesystem
fsck check and repair a Linux filesystem
losetup set up and control loop devices
mkswap set up a Linux swap area
mount mount a filesystem
partx tell the kernel about the presence and numbering of on-disk partitions
swapoff alias for swapon
swapon enable/disable devices and files for paging and swapping
switch_root switch to another filesystem as the root of the mount tree
umount unmount filesystems