In this chapter you will learn
Some history of the GNU core utilities
Some history of the utils-linux utilities
How to use some of the basic core utilities
I have recently been doing research for some articles and books I am writing – yes, this one among others – and the GNU core utilities have been showing up quite frequently. All SysAdmins use these utilities regularly, pretty much without thinking about them. There is another set of basic utilities, util-linux, which we should also look at because they also are important Linux.
Together, these two sets of utilities comprise many ...