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Re: utilities

On 2018-09-25, Thakur Mahashaya <thmsh@yandex.ru> wrote:
> no trick to be honest

The expression "standard utilities" seems to have thrown people
for a minor loop.

Me being naturally loopy to begin with, I navigated the treacherous semantic
waters of your inquiry with my usual aplomb.

I would consider the package 'coreutils,' containing "the basic file, shell
and text manipulation utilities which are expected to exist on every operating
system," as representing "standard utilities" in a sane and good faith (but
perhaps too restrictive) understanding of the phrase.

The list of these utilities is short enough to include here:

 arch base64 basename cat chcon chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp
 csplit cut date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr
 factor false flock fmt fold groups head hostid id install join link ln
 logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mktemp mv nice nl nohup nproc numfmt
 od paste pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd readlink realpath rm
 rmdir runcon sha*sum seq shred sleep sort split stat stty sum sync tac
 tail tee test timeout touch tr true truncate tsort tty uname unexpand
 uniq unlink users vdir wc who whoami yes

I think they live primarily (if not exclusively) in /bin/ and /usr/bin.
I note that some of these apps I've never heard of in my life.

  ptx - produce a permuted index of file contents

Produce a permuted index. I wonder if I would want to do that any time soon
(I might if I knew what the hell a permuted index was).

This page may be of interest to you (the whys of what goes where in the
Debian file hierarchy):


Having reached this point I believe I've forgotten exactly what your question
was to begin with. Sorry if I'm off target (or late, or both).

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