© David Both 2020
D. BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 1https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5049-5_8

8. Core Utilities

David Both1 
Raleigh, NC, USA


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 of ...

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