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Re: utilities

On 09/25/2018 06:28 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:08:54PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:

mick crane wrote:
have a look in /usr/bin  ?
Not to forget /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin :

/bin is specified to hold "essential" programs.
/sbin is its add-on for system administrators.
/usr/bin + /usr/sbin together hold nearly 4000 files on my system.

Thakur Mahashaya wrote:
no trick to be honest
But are you aware that "standard utility" can be the start of a nice
dispute among the regulars of a computer users' mailing list ?
(Let's see what happens. No real persons or animals will be hurt.)
$ aptitude search '?priority(required)'

will get you a list of the packages installed that absolutely
have to be installed.

Remember the discussion about why Debian doesn't have a default
firewall policy, because everyone needs something different?

Same thing applies here: this is the minimal core that gets you
a working system. Two things should pop out immediately:

1. Some packages have alternatives, where any of the
alternatives will work but you do have to have one of them.

2. There's no boot loader. A boot loader is optional because it
might be supplied by an outside system, like a VM hypervisor.


This is helpful to have! It doesn't quite answer the mail since it lists packages of utilities (and not individual utilities themselves as in the OPs request), but you could dissect those packages further to find out what is in them...

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