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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
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4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-util-linux" role="wrap">
9 <?dbhtml filename="util-linux.html"?>
10
11 <sect1info condition="script">
12 <productname>util-linux</productname>
13 <productnumber>&util-linux-version;</productnumber>
14 <address>&util-linux-url;</address>
15 </sect1info>
16
17 <title>Util-linux-&util-linux-version;</title>
18
19 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux">
20 <primary sortas="a-Util-linux">Util-linux</primary>
21 </indexterm>
22
23 <sect2 role="package">
24 <title/>
25
26 <para>The Util-linux package contains miscellaneous utility programs.
27 Among them are utilities for handling file systems, consoles, partitions,
28 and messages.</para>
29
30 <segmentedlist>
31 <segtitle>&buildtime;</segtitle>
32 <segtitle>&diskspace;</segtitle>
33
34 <seglistitem>
35 <seg>&util-linux-fin-sbu;</seg>
36 <seg>&util-linux-fin-du;</seg>
37 </seglistitem>
38 </segmentedlist>
39
40 </sect2>
41
42 <sect2 role="installation">
43 <title>Installation of Util-linux</title>
44
45 <para>Prepare Util-linux for compilation:</para>
46
47<screen revision="sysv"><userinput remap="configure">./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
48 --libdir=/usr/lib \
49 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
50 --disable-chfn-chsh \
51 --disable-login \
52 --disable-nologin \
53 --disable-su \
54 --disable-setpriv \
55 --disable-runuser \
56 --disable-pylibmount \
57 --disable-static \
58 --without-python \
59 --without-systemd \
60 --without-systemdsystemunitdir \
61 runstatedir=/run</userinput></screen>
62
63<screen revision="systemd"><userinput remap="configure">./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
64 --libdir=/usr/lib \
65 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
66 --disable-chfn-chsh \
67 --disable-login \
68 --disable-nologin \
69 --disable-su \
70 --disable-setpriv \
71 --disable-runuser \
72 --disable-pylibmount \
73 --disable-static \
74 --without-python \
75 runstatedir=/run</userinput></screen>
76
77 <para>The --disable and --without options prevent warnings about
78 building components that require packages not in LFS or are
79 inconsistent with programs installed by other packages.</para>
80
81 <para>Compile the package:</para>
82
83<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
84
85 <para>If desired, run the test suite as a non-root user:</para>
86
87 <warning><para>Running the test suite as the
88 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user can be harmful to
89 your system. To run it, the CONFIG_SCSI_DEBUG option for the kernel must
90 be available in the currently running system and must be built as a
91 module. Building it into the kernel will prevent booting. For complete
92 coverage, other BLFS packages must be installed. If desired, this test can
93 be run after rebooting into the completed LFS system and running:</para>
94
95<screen role="nodump"><userinput>bash tests/run.sh --srcdir=$PWD --builddir=$PWD</userinput></screen>
96 </warning>
97
98<screen><userinput remap="test">chown -Rv tester .
99su tester -c "make -k check"</userinput></screen>
100
101 <para>Install the package:</para>
102
103<screen><userinput remap="install">make install</userinput></screen>
104
105 <para>Finally, install the man pages:</para>
106
107<screen><userinput remap="install">tar -xf ../util-linux-man-pages-&util-linux-version;.tar.xz --directory /usr/share/man --strip-components=1</userinput></screen>
108
109 </sect2>
110
111 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
112 <!-- Multilib - 32bit -->
113 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
114
115 <sect2 arch="ml_32,ml_all" role="installation">
116 <title>Installation of Util-linux - 32-bit</title>
117
118 <para>Clean previous build:</para>
119
120<screen><userinput remap="pre">make distclean</userinput></screen>
121
122 <para>Prepare Util-linux for compilation:</para>
123
124<screen revision="sysv"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -m32" \
125./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
126 --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu \
127 --libdir=/usr/lib32 \
128 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
129 --disable-chfn-chsh \
130 --disable-login \
131 --disable-nologin \
132 --disable-su \
133 --disable-setpriv \
134 --disable-runuser \
135 --disable-pylibmount \
136 --disable-static \
137 --without-python \
138 --without-systemd \
139 --without-systemdsystemunitdir \
140 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
141
142<screen revision="systemd"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -m32" \
143./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
144 --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu \
145 --libdir=/usr/lib32 \
146 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
147 --disable-chfn-chsh \
148 --disable-login \
149 --disable-nologin \
150 --disable-su \
151 --disable-setpriv \
152 --disable-runuser \
153 --disable-pylibmount \
154 --disable-static \
155 --without-python \
156 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
157
158 <para>Compile the package:</para>
159
160<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
161
162 <para>Install the package:</para>
163
164<screen><userinput remap="install">make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
165cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/lib32/* /usr/lib32
166rm -rf DESTDIR</userinput></screen>
167
168 </sect2><!-- m32 -->
169
170 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
171 <!-- Multilib - x32bit -->
172 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
173
174 <sect2 arch="ml_x32,ml_all" role="installation">
175 <title>Installation of Util-linux - x32-bit</title>
176
177 <para>Clean previous build:</para>
178
179<screen><userinput remap="pre">make distclean</userinput></screen>
180
181 <para>Prepare Util-linux for compilation:</para>
182
183<screen revision="sysv"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -mx32" \
184./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
185 --host=x86_64-pc-linux-gnux32 \
186 --libdir=/usr/libx32 \
187 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
188 --disable-chfn-chsh \
189 --disable-login \
190 --disable-nologin \
191 --disable-su \
192 --disable-setpriv \
193 --disable-runuser \
194 --disable-pylibmount \
195 --disable-static \
196 --without-python \
197 --without-systemd \
198 --without-systemdsystemunitdir \
199 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
200
201<screen revision="systemd"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -mx32" \
202./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
203 --host=x86_64-pc-linux-gnux32 \
204 --libdir=/usr/libx32 \
205 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
206 --disable-chfn-chsh \
207 --disable-login \
208 --disable-nologin \
209 --disable-su \
210 --disable-setpriv \
211 --disable-runuser \
212 --disable-pylibmount \
213 --disable-static \
214 --without-python \
215 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
216
217 <para>Compile the package:</para>
218
219<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
220
221 <para>Install the package:</para>
222
223<screen><userinput remap="install">make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
224cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/libx32/* /usr/libx32
225rm -rf DESTDIR</userinput></screen>
226
227 </sect2><!-- mx32 -->
228
229 <sect2 id="contents-utillinux" role="content">
230 <title>Contents of Util-linux</title>
231
232 <segmentedlist>
233 <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
234 <segtitle>Installed libraries</segtitle>
235 <segtitle>Installed directories</segtitle>
236
237 <seglistitem>
238 <seg>addpart, agetty, blkdiscard, blkid, blkzone, blockdev, cal, cfdisk, chcpu,
239 chmem, choom, chrt, col, colcrt, colrm, column, ctrlaltdel, delpart, dmesg,
240 eject, fallocate, fdformat, fdisk, fincore, findfs, findmnt, flock, fsck,
241 fsck.cramfs, fsck.minix, fsfreeze, fstrim, getopt, hexdump, hwclock,
242 i386, ionice, ipcmk, ipcrm, ipcs, isosize, kill, last, lastb (link to
243 last), ldattach, linux32, linux64, logger, look, losetup, lsblk, lscpu,
244 lsipc, lslocks, lslogins, lsmem, lsns, mcookie, mesg, mkfs, mkfs.bfs, mkfs.cramfs, mkfs.minix, mkswap,
245 more, mount, mountpoint, namei, nsenter, partx, pivot_root, prlimit, raw,
246 readprofile, rename, renice, resizepart, rev, rfkill, rtcwake, script,
247 scriptreplay, setarch, setsid, setterm, sfdisk, sulogin, swaplabel,
248 swapoff (link to swapon), swapon, switch_root, taskset, ul,
249 umount, uname26, unshare, utmpdump, uuidd, uuidgen, uuidparse, wall, wdctl, whereis,
250 wipefs, x86_64, and zramctl</seg>
251 <seg>libblkid.so, libfdisk.so, libmount.so,
252 libsmartcols.so, and libuuid.so</seg>
253 <seg>/usr/include/blkid,
254 /usr/include/libfdisk,
255 /usr/include/libmount,
256 /usr/include/libsmartcols,
257 /usr/include/uuid,
258 /usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version;,
259 and /var/lib/hwclock</seg>
260 </seglistitem>
261 </segmentedlist>
262
263 <variablelist>
264 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
265 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
266 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
267
268 <varlistentry id="addpart">
269 <term><command>addpart</command></term>
270 <listitem>
271 <para>Informs the Linux kernel of new partitions</para>
272 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux addpart">
273 <primary sortas="b-addpart">addpart</primary>
274 </indexterm>
275 </listitem>
276 </varlistentry>
277
278 <varlistentry id="agetty">
279 <term><command>agetty</command></term>
280 <listitem>
281 <para>Opens a tty port, prompts for a login name,
282 and then invokes the <command>login</command> program</para>
283 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux agetty">
284 <primary sortas="b-agetty">agetty</primary>
285 </indexterm>
286 </listitem>
287 </varlistentry>
288
289 <varlistentry id="blkdiscard">
290 <term><command>blkdiscard</command></term>
291 <listitem>
292 <para>Discards sectors on a device</para>
293 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blkdiscard">
294 <primary sortas="b-blkdiscard">blkdiscard</primary>
295 </indexterm>
296 </listitem>
297 </varlistentry>
298
299 <varlistentry id="blkid">
300 <term><command>blkid</command></term>
301 <listitem>
302 <para>A command line utility to locate and print block device
303 attributes</para>
304 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blkid">
305 <primary sortas="b-blkid">blkid</primary>
306 </indexterm>
307 </listitem>
308 </varlistentry>
309
310 <varlistentry id="blkzone">
311 <term><command>blkzone</command></term>
312 <listitem>
313 <para>Runs zone command on the given block device</para>
314 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blkzone">
315 <primary sortas="b-blkzone">blkzone</primary>
316 </indexterm>
317 </listitem>
318 </varlistentry>
319
320 <varlistentry id="blockdev">
321 <term><command>blockdev</command></term>
322 <listitem>
323 <para>Allows users to call block device ioctls from the command
324 line</para>
325 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blockdev">
326 <primary sortas="b-blockdev">blockdev</primary>
327 </indexterm>
328 </listitem>
329 </varlistentry>
330
331 <varlistentry id="cal">
332 <term><command>cal</command></term>
333 <listitem>
334 <para>Displays a simple calendar</para>
335 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux cal">
336 <primary sortas="b-cal">cal</primary>
337 </indexterm>
338 </listitem>
339 </varlistentry>
340
341 <varlistentry id="cfdisk">
342 <term><command>cfdisk</command></term>
343 <listitem>
344 <para>Manipulates the partition table of the given device</para>
345 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux cfdisk">
346 <primary sortas="b-cfdisk">cfdisk</primary>
347 </indexterm>
348 </listitem>
349 </varlistentry>
350
351 <varlistentry id="chcpu">
352 <term><command>chcpu</command></term>
353 <listitem>
354 <para>Modifies the state of CPUs</para>
355 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux chcpu">
356 <primary sortas="b-chcpu">chcpu</primary>
357 </indexterm>
358 </listitem>
359 </varlistentry>
360
361 <varlistentry id="chmem">
362 <term><command>chmem</command></term>
363 <listitem>
364 <para>Configures memory</para>
365 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux chmem">
366 <primary sortas="b-chmem">chmem</primary>
367 </indexterm>
368 </listitem>
369 </varlistentry>
370
371 <varlistentry id="choom">
372 <term><command>choom</command></term>
373 <listitem>
374 <para>Displays and adjusts OOM-killer score</para>
375 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux choom">
376 <primary sortas="b-choom">choom</primary>
377 </indexterm>
378 </listitem>
379 </varlistentry>
380
381 <varlistentry id="chrt">
382 <term><command>chrt</command></term>
383 <listitem>
384 <para>Manipulates real-time attributes of a process</para>
385 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux chrt">
386 <primary sortas="b-chrt">chrt</primary>
387 </indexterm>
388 </listitem>
389 </varlistentry>
390
391 <varlistentry id="col">
392 <term><command>col</command></term>
393 <listitem>
394 <para>Filters out reverse line feeds</para>
395 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux col">
396 <primary sortas="b-col">col</primary>
397 </indexterm>
398 </listitem>
399 </varlistentry>
400
401 <varlistentry id="colcrt">
402 <term><command>colcrt</command></term>
403 <listitem>
404 <para>Filters <command>nroff</command> output for terminals
405 that lack some capabilities, such as overstriking and half-lines</para>
406 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux colcrt">
407 <primary sortas="b-colcrt">colcrt</primary>
408 </indexterm>
409 </listitem>
410 </varlistentry>
411
412 <varlistentry id="colrm">
413 <term><command>colrm</command></term>
414 <listitem>
415 <para>Filters out the given columns</para>
416 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux colrm">
417 <primary sortas="b-colrm">colrm</primary>
418 </indexterm>
419 </listitem>
420 </varlistentry>
421
422 <varlistentry id="column">
423 <term><command>column</command></term>
424 <listitem>
425 <para>Formats a given file into multiple columns</para>
426 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux column">
427 <primary sortas="b-column">column</primary>
428 </indexterm>
429 </listitem>
430 </varlistentry>
431
432 <varlistentry id="ctrlaltdel">
433 <term><command>ctrlaltdel</command></term>
434 <listitem>
435 <para>Sets the function of the Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination to a
436 hard or a soft reset</para>
437 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ctrlaltdel">
438 <primary sortas="b-ctrlaltdel">ctrlaltdel</primary>
439 </indexterm>
440 </listitem>
441 </varlistentry>
442
443 <varlistentry id="delpart">
444 <term><command>delpart</command></term>
445 <listitem>
446 <para>Asks the Linux kernel to remove a partition</para>
447 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux delpart">
448 <primary sortas="b-delpart">delpart</primary>
449 </indexterm>
450 </listitem>
451 </varlistentry>
452
453 <varlistentry id="dmesg">
454 <term><command>dmesg</command></term>
455 <listitem>
456 <para>Dumps the kernel boot messages</para>
457 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux dmesg">
458 <primary sortas="b-dmesg">dmesg</primary>
459 </indexterm>
460 </listitem>
461 </varlistentry>
462
463 <varlistentry id="eject">
464 <term><command>eject</command></term>
465 <listitem>
466 <para>Ejects removable media</para>
467 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux eject">
468 <primary sortas="b-eject">eject</primary>
469 </indexterm>
470 </listitem>
471 </varlistentry>
472
473 <varlistentry id="fallocate">
474 <term><command>fallocate</command></term>
475 <listitem>
476 <para>Preallocates space to a file</para>
477 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fallocate">
478 <primary sortas="b-fallocate">fallocate</primary>
479 </indexterm>
480 </listitem>
481 </varlistentry>
482
483 <varlistentry id="fdformat">
484 <term><command>fdformat</command></term>
485 <listitem>
486 <para>Low-level formats a floppy disk</para>
487 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fdformat">
488 <primary sortas="b-fdformat">fdformat</primary>
489 </indexterm>
490 </listitem>
491 </varlistentry>
492
493 <varlistentry id="fdisk">
494 <term><command>fdisk</command></term>
495 <listitem>
496 <para>Manipulates the partition table of the given device</para>
497 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fdisk">
498 <primary sortas="b-fdisk">fdisk</primary>
499 </indexterm>
500 </listitem>
501 </varlistentry>
502
503 <varlistentry id="fincore">
504 <term><command>fincore</command></term>
505 <listitem>
506 <para>Counts pages of file contents in core</para>
507 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fincore">
508 <primary sortas="b-fincore">fincore</primary>
509 </indexterm>
510 </listitem>
511 </varlistentry>
512
513 <varlistentry id="findfs">
514 <term><command>findfs</command></term>
515 <listitem>
516 <para>Finds a file system by label or Universally Unique Identifier
517 (UUID)</para>
518 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux findfs">
519 <primary sortas="b-findfs">findfs</primary>
520 </indexterm>
521 </listitem>
522 </varlistentry>
523
524 <varlistentry id="findmnt">
525 <term><command>findmnt</command></term>
526 <listitem>
527 <para>Is a command line interface to the libmount library
528 for work with mountinfo, fstab and mtab files</para>
529 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux findmnt">
530 <primary sortas="b-findmnt">findmnt</primary>
531 </indexterm>
532 </listitem>
533 </varlistentry>
534
535 <varlistentry id="flock">
536 <term><command>flock</command></term>
537 <listitem>
538 <para>Acquires a file lock and then executes a command with the lock
539 held</para>
540 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux flock">
541 <primary sortas="b-flock">flock</primary>
542 </indexterm>
543 </listitem>
544 </varlistentry>
545
546 <varlistentry id="fsck">
547 <term><command>fsck</command></term>
548 <listitem>
549 <para>Is used to check, and optionally repair, file systems</para>
550 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsck">
551 <primary sortas="b-fsck">fsck</primary>
552 </indexterm>
553 </listitem>
554 </varlistentry>
555
556 <varlistentry id="fsck.cramfs">
557 <term><command>fsck.cramfs</command></term>
558 <listitem>
559 <para>Performs a consistency check on the Cramfs file system on the
560 given device</para>
561 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsck.cramfs">
562 <primary sortas="b-fsck.cramfs">fsck.cramfs</primary>
563 </indexterm>
564 </listitem>
565 </varlistentry>
566
567 <varlistentry id="fsck.minix">
568 <term><command>fsck.minix</command></term>
569 <listitem>
570 <para>Performs a consistency check on the Minix file system on the
571 given device</para>
572 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsck.minix">
573 <primary sortas="b-fsck.minix">fsck.minix</primary>
574 </indexterm>
575 </listitem>
576 </varlistentry>
577
578 <varlistentry id="fsfreeze">
579 <term><command>fsfreeze</command></term>
580 <listitem>
581 <para>Is a very simple wrapper around FIFREEZE/FITHAW ioctl
582 kernel driver operations</para>
583 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsfreeze">
584 <primary sortas="b-fsfreeze">fsfreeze</primary>
585 </indexterm>
586 </listitem>
587 </varlistentry>
588
589 <varlistentry id="fstrim">
590 <term><command>fstrim</command></term>
591 <listitem>
592 <para>Discards unused blocks on a mounted filesystem</para>
593 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fstrim">
594 <primary sortas="b-fstrim">fstrim</primary>
595 </indexterm>
596 </listitem>
597 </varlistentry>
598
599 <varlistentry id="getopt">
600 <term><command>getopt</command></term>
601 <listitem>
602 <para>Parses options in the given command line</para>
603 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux getopt">
604 <primary sortas="b-getopt">getopt</primary>
605 </indexterm>
606 </listitem>
607 </varlistentry>
608
609 <varlistentry id="hexdump">
610 <term><command>hexdump</command></term>
611 <listitem>
612 <para>Dumps the given file in hexadecimal or in another given
613 format</para>
614 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux hexdump">
615 <primary sortas="b-hexdump">hexdump</primary>
616 </indexterm>
617 </listitem>
618 </varlistentry>
619
620 <varlistentry id="hwclock">
621 <term><command>hwclock</command></term>
622 <listitem>
623 <para>Reads or sets the system's hardware clock, also called
624 the Real-Time Clock (RTC) or Basic Input-Output System (BIOS)
625 clock</para>
626 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux hwclock">
627 <primary sortas="b-hwclock">hwclock</primary>
628 </indexterm>
629 </listitem>
630 </varlistentry>
631
632 <varlistentry id="i386">
633 <term><command>i386</command></term>
634 <listitem>
635 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
636 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux i386">
637 <primary sortas="b-i386">i386</primary>
638 </indexterm>
639 </listitem>
640 </varlistentry>
641
642 <varlistentry id="ionice">
643 <term><command>ionice</command></term>
644 <listitem>
645 <para>Gets or sets the io scheduling class and priority for a program</para>
646 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ionice">
647 <primary sortas="b-ionice">ionice</primary>
648 </indexterm>
649 </listitem>
650 </varlistentry>
651
652 <varlistentry id="ipcmk">
653 <term><command>ipcmk</command></term>
654 <listitem>
655 <para>Creates various IPC resources</para>
656 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ipcmk">
657 <primary sortas="b-ipcmk">ipcmk</primary>
658 </indexterm>
659 </listitem>
660 </varlistentry>
661
662 <varlistentry id="ipcrm">
663 <term><command>ipcrm</command></term>
664 <listitem>
665 <para>Removes the given Inter-Process Communication (IPC) resource</para>
666 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ipcrm">
667 <primary sortas="b-ipcrm">ipcrm</primary>
668 </indexterm>
669 </listitem>
670 </varlistentry>
671
672 <varlistentry id="ipcs">
673 <term><command>ipcs</command></term>
674 <listitem>
675 <para>Provides IPC status information</para>
676 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ipcs">
677 <primary sortas="b-ipcs">ipcs</primary>
678 </indexterm>
679 </listitem>
680 </varlistentry>
681
682 <varlistentry id="isosize">
683 <term><command>isosize</command></term>
684 <listitem>
685 <para>Reports the size of an iso9660 file system</para>
686 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux isosize">
687 <primary sortas="b-isosize">isosize</primary>
688 </indexterm>
689 </listitem>
690 </varlistentry>
691
692 <varlistentry id="kill">
693 <term><command>kill</command></term>
694 <listitem>
695 <para>Sends signals to processes</para>
696 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux kill">
697 <primary sortas="b-kill">kill</primary>
698 </indexterm>
699 </listitem>
700 </varlistentry>
701
702 <varlistentry id="last">
703 <term><command>last</command></term>
704 <listitem>
705 <para>Shows which users last logged in (and out), searching back
706 through the <filename>/var/log/wtmp</filename> file; it also shows
707 system boots, shutdowns, and run-level changes</para>
708 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux last">
709 <primary sortas="b-last">last</primary>
710 </indexterm>
711 </listitem>
712 </varlistentry>
713
714 <varlistentry id="lastb">
715 <term><command>lastb</command></term>
716 <listitem>
717 <para>Shows the failed login attempts, as logged in
718 <filename>/var/log/btmp</filename></para>
719 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lastb">
720 <primary sortas="b-lastb">lastb</primary>
721 </indexterm>
722 </listitem>
723 </varlistentry>
724
725 <varlistentry id="ldattach">
726 <term><command>ldattach</command></term>
727 <listitem>
728 <para>Attaches a line discipline to a serial line</para>
729 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ldattach">
730 <primary sortas="b-ldattach">ldattach</primary>
731 </indexterm>
732 </listitem>
733 </varlistentry>
734
735 <varlistentry id="linux32">
736 <term><command>linux32</command></term>
737 <listitem>
738 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
739 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux linux32">
740 <primary sortas="b-linux32">linux32</primary>
741 </indexterm>
742 </listitem>
743 </varlistentry>
744
745 <varlistentry id="linux64">
746 <term><command>linux64</command></term>
747 <listitem>
748 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
749 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux linux64">
750 <primary sortas="b-linux64">linux64</primary>
751 </indexterm>
752 </listitem>
753 </varlistentry>
754
755 <varlistentry id="logger">
756 <term><command>logger</command></term>
757 <listitem>
758 <para>Enters the given message into the system log</para>
759 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux logger">
760 <primary sortas="b-logger">logger</primary>
761 </indexterm>
762 </listitem>
763 </varlistentry>
764
765 <varlistentry id="look">
766 <term><command>look</command></term>
767 <listitem>
768 <para>Displays lines that begin with the given string</para>
769 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux look">
770 <primary sortas="b-look">look</primary>
771 </indexterm>
772 </listitem>
773 </varlistentry>
774
775 <varlistentry id="losetup">
776 <term><command>losetup</command></term>
777 <listitem>
778 <para>Sets up and controls loop devices</para>
779 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux losetup">
780 <primary sortas="b-losetup">losetup</primary>
781 </indexterm>
782 </listitem>
783 </varlistentry>
784
785 <varlistentry id="lsblk">
786 <term><command>lsblk</command></term>
787 <listitem>
788 <para>Lists information about all or selected block devices in
789 a tree-like format</para>
790 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsblk">
791 <primary sortas="b-lsblk">lsblk</primary>
792 </indexterm>
793 </listitem>
794 </varlistentry>
795
796 <varlistentry id="lscpu">
797 <term><command>lscpu</command></term>
798 <listitem>
799 <para>Prints CPU architecture information</para>
800 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lscpu">
801 <primary sortas="b-lscpu">lscpu</primary>
802 </indexterm>
803 </listitem>
804 </varlistentry>
805
806 <varlistentry id="lsipc">
807 <term><command>lsipc</command></term>
808 <listitem>
809 <para>Prints information on IPC facilities currently employed
810 in the system</para>
811 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsipc">
812 <primary sortas="b-lsipc">lsipc</primary>
813 </indexterm>
814 </listitem>
815 </varlistentry>
816
817 <varlistentry id="lslocks">
818 <term><command>lslocks</command></term>
819 <listitem>
820 <para>Lists local system locks</para>
821 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lslocks">
822 <primary sortas="b-lslocks">lslocks</primary>
823 </indexterm>
824 </listitem>
825 </varlistentry>
826
827 <varlistentry id="lslogins">
828 <term><command>lslogins</command></term>
829 <listitem>
830 <para>Lists information about users, groups and system accounts</para>
831 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lslogins">
832 <primary sortas="b-lslogins">lslogins</primary>
833 </indexterm>
834 </listitem>
835 </varlistentry>
836
837 <varlistentry id="lsmem">
838 <term><command>lsmem</command></term>
839 <listitem>
840 <para>Lists the ranges of available memory with their online
841 status</para>
842 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsmem">
843 <primary sortas="b-lsmem">lsmem</primary>
844 </indexterm>
845 </listitem>
846 </varlistentry>
847
848 <varlistentry id="lsns">
849 <term><command>lsns</command></term>
850 <listitem>
851 <para>Lists namespaces</para>
852 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsns">
853 <primary sortas="b-lsns">lsns</primary>
854 </indexterm>
855 </listitem>
856 </varlistentry>
857
858 <varlistentry id="mcookie">
859 <term><command>mcookie</command></term>
860 <listitem>
861 <para>Generates magic cookies (128-bit random hexadecimal numbers) for
862 <command>xauth</command></para>
863 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mcookie">
864 <primary sortas="b-mcookie">mcookie</primary>
865 </indexterm>
866 </listitem>
867 </varlistentry>
868
869 <varlistentry id="mesg">
870 <term><command>mesg</command></term>
871 <listitem>
872 <para>Controls whether other users can send messages to the current
873 user's terminal</para>
874 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mesg">
875 <primary sortas="b-mesg">mesg</primary>
876 </indexterm>
877 </listitem>
878 </varlistentry>
879
880 <varlistentry id="mkfs">
881 <term><command>mkfs</command></term>
882 <listitem>
883 <para>Builds a file system on a device (usually a hard disk
884 partition)</para>
885 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs">
886 <primary sortas="b-mkfs">mkfs</primary>
887 </indexterm>
888 </listitem>
889 </varlistentry>
890
891 <varlistentry id="mkfs.bfs">
892 <term><command>mkfs.bfs</command></term>
893 <listitem>
894 <para>Creates a Santa Cruz Operations (SCO) bfs file system</para>
895 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs.bfs">
896 <primary sortas="b-mkfs.bfs">mkfs.bfs</primary>
897 </indexterm>
898 </listitem>
899 </varlistentry>
900
901 <varlistentry id="mkfs.cramfs">
902 <term><command>mkfs.cramfs</command></term>
903 <listitem>
904 <para>Creates a cramfs file system</para>
905 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs.cramfs">
906 <primary sortas="b-mkfs.cramfs">mkfs.cramfs</primary>
907 </indexterm>
908 </listitem>
909 </varlistentry>
910
911 <varlistentry id="mkfs.minix">
912 <term><command>mkfs.minix</command></term>
913 <listitem>
914 <para>Creates a Minix file system</para>
915 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs.minix">
916 <primary sortas="b-mkfs.minix">mkfs.minix</primary>
917 </indexterm>
918 </listitem>
919 </varlistentry>
920
921 <varlistentry id="mkswap">
922 <term><command>mkswap</command></term>
923 <listitem>
924 <para>Initializes the given device or file to be used as a swap
925 area</para>
926 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkswap">
927 <primary sortas="b-mkswap">mkswap</primary>
928 </indexterm>
929 </listitem>
930 </varlistentry>
931
932 <varlistentry id="more">
933 <term><command>more</command></term>
934 <listitem>
935 <para>A filter for paging through text one screen at a time</para>
936 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux more">
937 <primary sortas="b-more">more</primary>
938 </indexterm>
939 </listitem>
940 </varlistentry>
941
942 <varlistentry id="mount">
943 <term><command>mount</command></term>
944 <listitem>
945 <para>Attaches the file system on the given device to a specified
946 directory in the file-system tree</para>
947 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mount">
948 <primary sortas="b-mount">mount</primary>
949 </indexterm>
950 </listitem>
951 </varlistentry>
952
953 <varlistentry id="mountpoint">
954 <term><command>mountpoint</command></term>
955 <listitem>
956 <para>Checks if the directory is a mountpoint</para>
957 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mountpoint">
958 <primary sortas="b-mountpoint">mountpoint</primary>
959 </indexterm>
960 </listitem>
961 </varlistentry>
962
963 <varlistentry id="namei">
964 <term><command>namei</command></term>
965 <listitem>
966 <para>Shows the symbolic links in the given pathnames</para>
967 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux namei">
968 <primary sortas="b-namei">namei</primary>
969 </indexterm>
970 </listitem>
971 </varlistentry>
972
973 <varlistentry id="nsenter">
974 <term><command>nsenter</command></term>
975 <listitem>
976 <para>Runs a program with namespaces of other processes</para>
977 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux nsenter">
978 <primary sortas="b-nsenter">nsenter</primary>
979 </indexterm>
980 </listitem>
981 </varlistentry>
982
983 <varlistentry id="partx">
984 <term><command>partx</command></term>
985 <listitem>
986 <para>Tells the kernel about the presence and numbering of on-disk
987 partitions</para>
988 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux partx">
989 <primary sortas="b-partx">partx</primary>
990 </indexterm>
991 </listitem>
992 </varlistentry>
993
994 <varlistentry id="pivot_root">
995 <term><command>pivot_root</command></term>
996 <listitem>
997 <para>Makes the given file system the new root file system of the
998 current process</para>
999 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux pivot_root">
1000 <primary sortas="b-pivot_root">pivot_root</primary>
1001 </indexterm>
1002 </listitem>
1003 </varlistentry>
1004
1005 <varlistentry id="prlimit">
1006 <term><command>prlimit</command></term>
1007 <listitem>
1008 <para>Get and set a process' resource limits</para>
1009 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux prlimit">
1010 <primary sortas="b-prlimit">prlimit</primary>
1011 </indexterm>
1012 </listitem>
1013 </varlistentry>
1014
1015 <varlistentry id="raw">
1016 <term><command>raw</command></term>
1017 <listitem>
1018 <para>Bind a Linux raw character device to a block device</para>
1019 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux raw">
1020 <primary sortas="b-raw">raw</primary>
1021 </indexterm>
1022 </listitem>
1023 </varlistentry>
1024
1025 <varlistentry id="readprofile">
1026 <term><command>readprofile</command></term>
1027 <listitem>
1028 <para>Reads kernel profiling information</para>
1029 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux readprofile">
1030 <primary sortas="b-readprofile">readprofile</primary>
1031 </indexterm>
1032 </listitem>
1033 </varlistentry>
1034
1035 <varlistentry id="rename">
1036 <term><command>rename</command></term>
1037 <listitem>
1038 <para>Renames the given files, replacing a given string with
1039 another</para>
1040 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rename">
1041 <primary sortas="b-rename">rename</primary>
1042 </indexterm>
1043 </listitem>
1044 </varlistentry>
1045
1046 <varlistentry id="renice">
1047 <term><command>renice</command></term>
1048 <listitem>
1049 <para>Alters the priority of running processes</para>
1050 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux renice">
1051 <primary sortas="b-renice">renice</primary>
1052 </indexterm>
1053 </listitem>
1054 </varlistentry>
1055
1056 <varlistentry id="resizepart">
1057 <term><command>resizepart</command></term>
1058 <listitem>
1059 <para>Asks the Linux kernel to resize a partition</para>
1060 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux resizepart">
1061 <primary sortas="b-resizepart">resizepart</primary>
1062 </indexterm>
1063 </listitem>
1064 </varlistentry>
1065
1066 <varlistentry id="rev">
1067 <term><command>rev</command></term>
1068 <listitem>
1069 <para>Reverses the lines of a given file</para>
1070 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rev">
1071 <primary sortas="b-rev">rev</primary>
1072 </indexterm>
1073 </listitem>
1074 </varlistentry>
1075
1076 <varlistentry id="rkfill">
1077 <term><command>rkfill</command></term>
1078 <listitem>
1079 <para>Tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices</para>
1080 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rkfill">
1081 <primary sortas="b-rkfill">rkfill</primary>
1082 </indexterm>
1083 </listitem>
1084 </varlistentry>
1085
1086 <varlistentry id="rtcwake">
1087 <term><command>rtcwake</command></term>
1088 <listitem>
1089 <para>Used to enter a system sleep state until specified wakeup
1090 time</para>
1091 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rtcwake">
1092 <primary sortas="b-rtcwake">rtcwake</primary>
1093 </indexterm>
1094 </listitem>
1095 </varlistentry>
1096
1097 <varlistentry id="script">
1098 <term><command>script</command></term>
1099 <listitem>
1100 <para>Makes a typescript of a terminal session</para>
1101 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux script">
1102 <primary sortas="b-script">script</primary>
1103 </indexterm>
1104 </listitem>
1105 </varlistentry>
1106
1107 <varlistentry id="scriptreplay">
1108 <term><command>scriptreplay</command></term>
1109 <listitem>
1110 <para>Plays back typescripts using timing information</para>
1111 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux scriptreplay">
1112 <primary sortas="b-scriptreplay">scriptreplay</primary>
1113 </indexterm>
1114 </listitem>
1115 </varlistentry>
1116
1117 <varlistentry id="setarch">
1118 <term><command>setarch</command></term>
1119 <listitem>
1120 <para>Changes reported architecture in a new program environment and
1121 sets personality flags</para>
1122 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux setarch">
1123 <primary sortas="b-setarch">setarch</primary>
1124 </indexterm>
1125 </listitem>
1126 </varlistentry>
1127
1128 <varlistentry id="setsid">
1129 <term><command>setsid</command></term>
1130 <listitem>
1131 <para>Runs the given program in a new session</para>
1132 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux setsid">
1133 <primary sortas="b-setsid">setsid</primary>
1134 </indexterm>
1135 </listitem>
1136 </varlistentry>
1137
1138 <varlistentry id="setterm">
1139 <term><command>setterm</command></term>
1140 <listitem>
1141 <para>Sets terminal attributes</para>
1142 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux setterm">
1143 <primary sortas="b-setterm">setterm</primary>
1144 </indexterm>
1145 </listitem>
1146 </varlistentry>
1147
1148 <varlistentry id="sfdisk">
1149 <term><command>sfdisk</command></term>
1150 <listitem>
1151 <para>A disk partition table manipulator</para>
1152 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux sfdisk">
1153 <primary sortas="b-sfdisk">sfdisk</primary>
1154 </indexterm>
1155 </listitem>
1156 </varlistentry>
1157
1158 <varlistentry id="sulogin">
1159 <term><command>sulogin</command></term>
1160 <listitem>
1161 <para>Allows <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> to log in;
1162 it is normally invoked by <command>init</command> when the system goes
1163 into single user mode</para>
1164 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux sulogin">
1165 <primary sortas="b-sulogin">sulogin</primary>
1166 </indexterm>
1167 </listitem>
1168 </varlistentry>
1169
1170 <varlistentry id="swaplabel">
1171 <term><command>swaplabel</command></term>
1172 <listitem>
1173 <para>Allows to change swaparea UUID and label</para>
1174 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux swaplabel">
1175 <primary sortas="b-swaplabel">swaplabel</primary>
1176 </indexterm>
1177 </listitem>
1178 </varlistentry>
1179
1180 <varlistentry id="swapoff">
1181 <term><command>swapoff</command></term>
1182 <listitem>
1183 <para>Disables devices and files for paging and swapping</para>
1184 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux swapoff">
1185 <primary sortas="b-swapoff">swapoff</primary>
1186 </indexterm>
1187 </listitem>
1188 </varlistentry>
1189
1190 <varlistentry id="swapon">
1191 <term><command>swapon</command></term>
1192 <listitem>
1193 <para>Enables devices and files for paging and swapping and
1194 lists the devices and files currently in use</para>
1195 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux swapon">
1196 <primary sortas="b-swapon">swapon</primary>
1197 </indexterm>
1198 </listitem>
1199 </varlistentry>
1200
1201 <varlistentry id="switch_root">
1202 <term><command>switch_root</command></term>
1203 <listitem>
1204 <para>Switches to another filesystem as the root of the mount tree</para>
1205 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux switch_root">
1206 <primary sortas="b-switch_root">switch_root</primary>
1207 </indexterm>
1208 </listitem>
1209 </varlistentry>
1210
1211 <varlistentry id="tailf">
1212 <term><command>tailf</command></term>
1213 <listitem>
1214 <para>Tracks the growth of a log file; displays the last 10 lines
1215 of a log file, then continues displaying any new entries in the
1216 log file as they are created</para>
1217 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux tailf">
1218 <primary sortas="b-tailf">tailf</primary>
1219 </indexterm>
1220 </listitem>
1221 </varlistentry>
1222
1223 <varlistentry id="taskset">
1224 <term><command>taskset</command></term>
1225 <listitem>
1226 <para>Retrieves or sets a process' CPU affinity</para>
1227 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux taskset">
1228 <primary sortas="b-taskset">taskset</primary>
1229 </indexterm>
1230 </listitem>
1231 </varlistentry>
1232
1233 <varlistentry id="ul">
1234 <term><command>ul</command></term>
1235 <listitem>
1236 <para>A filter for translating underscores into escape sequences
1237 indicating underlining for the terminal in use</para>
1238 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ul">
1239 <primary sortas="b-ul">ul</primary>
1240 </indexterm>
1241 </listitem>
1242 </varlistentry>
1243
1244 <varlistentry id="umount">
1245 <term><command>umount</command></term>
1246 <listitem>
1247 <para>Disconnects a file system from the system's file tree</para>
1248 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux umount">
1249 <primary sortas="b-umount">umount</primary>
1250 </indexterm>
1251 </listitem>
1252 </varlistentry>
1253
1254 <varlistentry id="uname26">
1255 <term><command>uname26</command></term>
1256 <listitem>
1257 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
1258 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uname26">
1259 <primary sortas="b-uname26">uname26</primary>
1260 </indexterm>
1261 </listitem>
1262 </varlistentry>
1263
1264 <varlistentry id="unshare">
1265 <term><command>unshare</command></term>
1266 <listitem>
1267 <para>Runs a program with some namespaces unshared from parent</para>
1268 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux unshare">
1269 <primary sortas="b-unshare">unshare</primary>
1270 </indexterm>
1271 </listitem>
1272 </varlistentry>
1273
1274 <varlistentry id="utmpdump">
1275 <term><command>utmpdump</command></term>
1276 <listitem>
1277 <para>Displays the content of the given login file in a more
1278 user-friendly format</para>
1279 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux utmpdump">
1280 <primary sortas="b-utmpdump">utmpdump</primary>
1281 </indexterm>
1282 </listitem>
1283 </varlistentry>
1284
1285 <varlistentry id="uuidd">
1286 <term><command>uuidd</command></term>
1287 <listitem>
1288 <para>A daemon used by the UUID library to generate time-based
1289 UUIDs in a secure and guaranteed-unique fashion</para>
1290 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uuidd">
1291 <primary sortas="b-uuidd">uuidd</primary>
1292 </indexterm>
1293 </listitem>
1294 </varlistentry>
1295
1296 <varlistentry id="uuidgen">
1297 <term><command>uuidgen</command></term>
1298 <listitem>
1299 <para>Creates new UUIDs. Each new UUID can reasonably be considered
1300 unique among all UUIDs created, on the local system and on other
1301 systems, in the past and in the future</para>
1302 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uuidgen">
1303 <primary sortas="b-uuidgen">uuidgen</primary>
1304 </indexterm>
1305 </listitem>
1306 </varlistentry>
1307
1308 <varlistentry id="uuidparse">
1309 <term><command>uuidparse</command></term>
1310 <listitem>
1311 <para>An utility to parse unique identifiers</para>
1312 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uuidparse">
1313 <primary sortas="b-uuidparse">uuidparse</primary>
1314 </indexterm>
1315 </listitem>
1316 </varlistentry>
1317
1318 <varlistentry id="wall">
1319 <term><command>wall</command></term>
1320 <listitem>
1321 <para>Displays the contents of a file or, by default, its standard
1322 input, on the terminals of all currently logged in users</para>
1323 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux wall">
1324 <primary sortas="b-wall">wall</primary>
1325 </indexterm>
1326 </listitem>
1327 </varlistentry>
1328
1329 <varlistentry id="wdctl">
1330 <term><command>wdctl</command></term>
1331 <listitem>
1332 <para>Shows hardware watchdog status</para>
1333 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux wdctl">
1334 <primary sortas="b-wdctl">wdctl</primary>
1335 </indexterm>
1336 </listitem>
1337 </varlistentry>
1338
1339 <varlistentry id="whereis">
1340 <term><command>whereis</command></term>
1341 <listitem>
1342 <para>Reports the location of the binary, source, and man page
1343 for the given command</para>
1344 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux whereis">
1345 <primary sortas="b-whereis">whereis</primary>
1346 </indexterm>
1347 </listitem>
1348 </varlistentry>
1349
1350 <varlistentry id="wipefs">
1351 <term><command>wipefs</command></term>
1352 <listitem>
1353 <para>Wipes a filesystem signature from a device</para>
1354 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux wipefs">
1355 <primary sortas="b-wipefs">wipefs</primary>
1356 </indexterm>
1357 </listitem>
1358 </varlistentry>
1359
1360 <varlistentry id="x86_64">
1361 <term><command>x86_64</command></term>
1362 <listitem>
1363 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
1364 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux x86_64">
1365 <primary sortas="b-x86_64">x86_64</primary>
1366 </indexterm>
1367 </listitem>
1368 </varlistentry>
1369
1370 <varlistentry id="zramctl">
1371 <term><command>zramctl</command></term>
1372 <listitem>
1373 <para>A program to set up and control zram (compressed ram disk)
1374 devices</para>
1375 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux zramctl">
1376 <primary sortas="b-zramctl">zramctl</primary>
1377 </indexterm>
1378 </listitem>
1379 </varlistentry>
1380
1381 <varlistentry id="libblkid">
1382 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libblkid</filename></term>
1383 <listitem>
1384 <para>Contains routines for device identification and token
1385 extraction</para>
1386 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libblkid">
1387 <primary sortas="c-libblkid">libblkid</primary>
1388 </indexterm>
1389 </listitem>
1390 </varlistentry>
1391
1392 <varlistentry id="libfdisk">
1393 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libfdisk</filename></term>
1394 <listitem>
1395 <para>Contains routines for manipulating partition tables</para>
1396 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libfdisk">
1397 <primary sortas="c-libfdisk">libfdisk</primary>
1398 </indexterm>
1399 </listitem>
1400 </varlistentry>
1401
1402 <varlistentry id="libmount">
1403 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libmount</filename></term>
1404 <listitem>
1405 <para>Contains routines for block device mounting and
1406 unmounting</para>
1407 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libmount">
1408 <primary sortas="c-libmount">libmount</primary>
1409 </indexterm>
1410 </listitem>
1411 </varlistentry>
1412
1413 <varlistentry id="libsmartcols">
1414 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libsmartcols</filename></term>
1415 <listitem>
1416 <para>Contains routines for aiding screen output in tabular form</para>
1417 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libsmartcols">
1418 <primary sortas="c-libsmartcols">libsmartcols</primary>
1419 </indexterm>
1420 </listitem>
1421 </varlistentry>
1422
1423 <varlistentry id="libuuid">
1424 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libuuid</filename></term>
1425 <listitem>
1426 <para>Contains routines for generating unique identifiers for objects
1427 that may be accessible beyond the local system</para>
1428 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libuuid">
1429 <primary sortas="c-libuuid">libuuid</primary>
1430 </indexterm>
1431 </listitem>
1432 </varlistentry>
1433
1434 </variablelist>
1435
1436 </sect2>
1437
1438</sect1>
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