util-linux is one of the essential core packages in any GNU/Linux distribution. It is distributed by the Linux Kernel Organization and it contains a whole array of basic commands like
login and a lot of other basic utility-related commands. It is written entirely in beautiful C.
For example, lscpu shows you whether your processor has the core meltdown vulnerability.
The "other" set of basic commands like
ls are handled by the
Some programs you'd think
util-linux would provide are not actually part of that package.
lsusbis provided by
lspciis provided by
util-linux's website is at kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/ and it's source code repository lives at git.kernel.org/cgit/utils/util-linux/util-linux.git.
The current maintainer, Karel Zak, has a blog at karelzak.blogspot.com/.
- Documentation/deprecated.txt. util-linux (2019-12-09). Retrieved on 2019-12-09.
- lsblk manual.
- lscpu manual.
- Karel Zak (2012-01-25). prlimit(1). Retrieved on 2014-08-09.
- Sami Kerola (2012-12-16). tunelp: deprecation: remove command from default build. util-linux. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.