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For basic usage of a command line shell, it is good to know about programs provided by the coreutils package.

The GNU Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system. These are the core utilities which are expected to exist on every operating system.

Commonly used tools provided by this package include:

Text/shell utilities

Find, search, replace, compare, manipulate text, and basic shell scripting functions

System utilities

Other coreutils commands include dir, dircolors, install, link, mkfifo, mknod, shred, sync, unlink, vr, chgrp, expr, factor, hostid, logname, nohup, patchk, pinky, printenv, printf, stty, tty, users, cksum, csplit, nl, od, ptx, sum, tac, tsort


Previously these utilities were offered as three individual sets of GNU utilities, fileutils, shellutils, and textutils. Those three have been combined into a single set of utilities called the coreutils.

Debian Woody shipped with the fileutils, shellutils, and textutils packages. Sarge shipped with coreutils. In Sarge and Etch the fileutils, shellutils, and textutils were dummy transition packages to facilitate uggrades. In Etch and later they may be safely removed.

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