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4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
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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 \
108--directory /usr/share/man --strip-components=1</userinput></screen>
109
110 </sect2>
111
112 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
113 <!-- Multilib - 32bit -->
114 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
115
116 <sect2 arch="ml_32,ml_all" role="installation">
117 <title>Installation of Util-linux - 32-bit</title>
118
119 <para>Clean previous build:</para>
120
121<screen><userinput remap="pre">make distclean</userinput></screen>
122
123 <para>Prepare Util-linux for compilation:</para>
124
125<screen revision="sysv"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -m32" \
126./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
127 --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu \
128 --libdir=/usr/lib32 \
129 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
130 --disable-chfn-chsh \
131 --disable-login \
132 --disable-nologin \
133 --disable-su \
134 --disable-setpriv \
135 --disable-runuser \
136 --disable-pylibmount \
137 --disable-static \
138 --without-python \
139 --without-systemd \
140 --without-systemdsystemunitdir \
141 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
142
143<screen revision="systemd"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -m32" \
144./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
145 --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu \
146 --libdir=/usr/lib32 \
147 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
148 --disable-chfn-chsh \
149 --disable-login \
150 --disable-nologin \
151 --disable-su \
152 --disable-setpriv \
153 --disable-runuser \
154 --disable-pylibmount \
155 --disable-static \
156 --without-python \
157 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
158
159 <para>Compile the package:</para>
160
161<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
162
163 <para>Install the package:</para>
164
165<screen><userinput remap="install">make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
166cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/lib32/* /usr/lib32
167rm -rf DESTDIR</userinput></screen>
168
169 </sect2><!-- m32 -->
170
171 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
172 <!-- Multilib - x32bit -->
173 <!-- - - - - - - - - - -->
174
175 <sect2 arch="ml_x32,ml_all" role="installation">
176 <title>Installation of Util-linux - x32-bit</title>
177
178 <para>Clean previous build:</para>
179
180<screen><userinput remap="pre">make distclean</userinput></screen>
181
182 <para>Prepare Util-linux for compilation:</para>
183
184<screen revision="sysv"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -mx32" \
185./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
186 --host=x86_64-pc-linux-gnux32 \
187 --libdir=/usr/libx32 \
188 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
189 --disable-chfn-chsh \
190 --disable-login \
191 --disable-nologin \
192 --disable-su \
193 --disable-setpriv \
194 --disable-runuser \
195 --disable-pylibmount \
196 --disable-static \
197 --without-python \
198 --without-systemd \
199 --without-systemdsystemunitdir \
200 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
201
202<screen revision="systemd"><userinput remap="configure">CC="gcc -mx32" \
203./configure ADJTIME_PATH=/var/lib/hwclock/adjtime \
204 --host=x86_64-pc-linux-gnux32 \
205 --libdir=/usr/libx32 \
206 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version; \
207 --disable-chfn-chsh \
208 --disable-login \
209 --disable-nologin \
210 --disable-su \
211 --disable-setpriv \
212 --disable-runuser \
213 --disable-pylibmount \
214 --disable-static \
215 --without-python \
216 --enable-libmount-force-mountinfo</userinput></screen>
217
218 <para>Compile the package:</para>
219
220<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
221
222 <para>Install the package:</para>
223
224<screen><userinput remap="install">make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
225cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/libx32/* /usr/libx32
226rm -rf DESTDIR</userinput></screen>
227
228 </sect2><!-- mx32 -->
229
230 <sect2 id="contents-utillinux" role="content">
231 <title>Contents of Util-linux</title>
232
233 <segmentedlist>
234 <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
235 <segtitle>Installed libraries</segtitle>
236 <segtitle>Installed directories</segtitle>
237
238 <seglistitem>
239 <seg>addpart, agetty, blkdiscard, blkid, blkzone, blockdev, cal, cfdisk, chcpu,
240 chmem, choom, chrt, col, colcrt, colrm, column, ctrlaltdel, delpart, dmesg,
241 eject, fallocate, fdformat, fdisk, fincore, findfs, findmnt, flock, fsck,
242 fsck.cramfs, fsck.minix, fsfreeze, fstrim, getopt, hexdump, hwclock,
243 i386, ionice, ipcmk, ipcrm, ipcs, isosize, kill, last, lastb (link to
244 last), ldattach, linux32, linux64, logger, look, losetup, lsblk, lscpu,
245 lsipc, lslocks, lslogins, lsmem, lsns, mcookie, mesg, mkfs, mkfs.bfs, mkfs.cramfs, mkfs.minix, mkswap,
246 more, mount, mountpoint, namei, nsenter, partx, pivot_root, prlimit, raw,
247 readprofile, rename, renice, resizepart, rev, rfkill, rtcwake, script,
248 scriptreplay, setarch, setsid, setterm, sfdisk, sulogin, swaplabel,
249 swapoff (link to swapon), swapon, switch_root, taskset, ul,
250 umount, uname26, unshare, utmpdump, uuidd, uuidgen, uuidparse, wall, wdctl, whereis,
251 wipefs, x86_64, and zramctl</seg>
252 <seg>libblkid.so, libfdisk.so, libmount.so,
253 libsmartcols.so, and libuuid.so</seg>
254 <seg>/usr/include/blkid,
255 /usr/include/libfdisk,
256 /usr/include/libmount,
257 /usr/include/libsmartcols,
258 /usr/include/uuid,
259 /usr/share/doc/util-linux-&util-linux-version;,
260 and /var/lib/hwclock</seg>
261 </seglistitem>
262 </segmentedlist>
263
264 <variablelist>
265 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
266 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
267 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
268
269 <varlistentry id="addpart">
270 <term><command>addpart</command></term>
271 <listitem>
272 <para>Informs the Linux kernel of new partitions</para>
273 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux addpart">
274 <primary sortas="b-addpart">addpart</primary>
275 </indexterm>
276 </listitem>
277 </varlistentry>
278
279 <varlistentry id="agetty">
280 <term><command>agetty</command></term>
281 <listitem>
282 <para>Opens a tty port, prompts for a login name,
283 and then invokes the <command>login</command> program</para>
284 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux agetty">
285 <primary sortas="b-agetty">agetty</primary>
286 </indexterm>
287 </listitem>
288 </varlistentry>
289
290 <varlistentry id="blkdiscard">
291 <term><command>blkdiscard</command></term>
292 <listitem>
293 <para>Discards sectors on a device</para>
294 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blkdiscard">
295 <primary sortas="b-blkdiscard">blkdiscard</primary>
296 </indexterm>
297 </listitem>
298 </varlistentry>
299
300 <varlistentry id="blkid">
301 <term><command>blkid</command></term>
302 <listitem>
303 <para>A command line utility to locate and print block device
304 attributes</para>
305 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blkid">
306 <primary sortas="b-blkid">blkid</primary>
307 </indexterm>
308 </listitem>
309 </varlistentry>
310
311 <varlistentry id="blkzone">
312 <term><command>blkzone</command></term>
313 <listitem>
314 <para>Runs zone command on the given block device</para>
315 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blkzone">
316 <primary sortas="b-blkzone">blkzone</primary>
317 </indexterm>
318 </listitem>
319 </varlistentry>
320
321 <varlistentry id="blockdev">
322 <term><command>blockdev</command></term>
323 <listitem>
324 <para>Allows users to call block device ioctls from the command
325 line</para>
326 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux blockdev">
327 <primary sortas="b-blockdev">blockdev</primary>
328 </indexterm>
329 </listitem>
330 </varlistentry>
331
332 <varlistentry id="cal">
333 <term><command>cal</command></term>
334 <listitem>
335 <para>Displays a simple calendar</para>
336 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux cal">
337 <primary sortas="b-cal">cal</primary>
338 </indexterm>
339 </listitem>
340 </varlistentry>
341
342 <varlistentry id="cfdisk">
343 <term><command>cfdisk</command></term>
344 <listitem>
345 <para>Manipulates the partition table of the given device</para>
346 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux cfdisk">
347 <primary sortas="b-cfdisk">cfdisk</primary>
348 </indexterm>
349 </listitem>
350 </varlistentry>
351
352 <varlistentry id="chcpu">
353 <term><command>chcpu</command></term>
354 <listitem>
355 <para>Modifies the state of CPUs</para>
356 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux chcpu">
357 <primary sortas="b-chcpu">chcpu</primary>
358 </indexterm>
359 </listitem>
360 </varlistentry>
361
362 <varlistentry id="chmem">
363 <term><command>chmem</command></term>
364 <listitem>
365 <para>Configures memory</para>
366 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux chmem">
367 <primary sortas="b-chmem">chmem</primary>
368 </indexterm>
369 </listitem>
370 </varlistentry>
371
372 <varlistentry id="choom">
373 <term><command>choom</command></term>
374 <listitem>
375 <para>Displays and adjusts OOM-killer score</para>
376 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux choom">
377 <primary sortas="b-choom">choom</primary>
378 </indexterm>
379 </listitem>
380 </varlistentry>
381
382 <varlistentry id="chrt">
383 <term><command>chrt</command></term>
384 <listitem>
385 <para>Manipulates real-time attributes of a process</para>
386 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux chrt">
387 <primary sortas="b-chrt">chrt</primary>
388 </indexterm>
389 </listitem>
390 </varlistentry>
391
392 <varlistentry id="col">
393 <term><command>col</command></term>
394 <listitem>
395 <para>Filters out reverse line feeds</para>
396 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux col">
397 <primary sortas="b-col">col</primary>
398 </indexterm>
399 </listitem>
400 </varlistentry>
401
402 <varlistentry id="colcrt">
403 <term><command>colcrt</command></term>
404 <listitem>
405 <para>Filters <command>nroff</command> output for terminals
406 that lack some capabilities, such as overstriking and half-lines</para>
407 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux colcrt">
408 <primary sortas="b-colcrt">colcrt</primary>
409 </indexterm>
410 </listitem>
411 </varlistentry>
412
413 <varlistentry id="colrm">
414 <term><command>colrm</command></term>
415 <listitem>
416 <para>Filters out the given columns</para>
417 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux colrm">
418 <primary sortas="b-colrm">colrm</primary>
419 </indexterm>
420 </listitem>
421 </varlistentry>
422
423 <varlistentry id="column">
424 <term><command>column</command></term>
425 <listitem>
426 <para>Formats a given file into multiple columns</para>
427 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux column">
428 <primary sortas="b-column">column</primary>
429 </indexterm>
430 </listitem>
431 </varlistentry>
432
433 <varlistentry id="ctrlaltdel">
434 <term><command>ctrlaltdel</command></term>
435 <listitem>
436 <para>Sets the function of the Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination to a
437 hard or a soft reset</para>
438 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ctrlaltdel">
439 <primary sortas="b-ctrlaltdel">ctrlaltdel</primary>
440 </indexterm>
441 </listitem>
442 </varlistentry>
443
444 <varlistentry id="delpart">
445 <term><command>delpart</command></term>
446 <listitem>
447 <para>Asks the Linux kernel to remove a partition</para>
448 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux delpart">
449 <primary sortas="b-delpart">delpart</primary>
450 </indexterm>
451 </listitem>
452 </varlistentry>
453
454 <varlistentry id="dmesg">
455 <term><command>dmesg</command></term>
456 <listitem>
457 <para>Dumps the kernel boot messages</para>
458 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux dmesg">
459 <primary sortas="b-dmesg">dmesg</primary>
460 </indexterm>
461 </listitem>
462 </varlistentry>
463
464 <varlistentry id="eject">
465 <term><command>eject</command></term>
466 <listitem>
467 <para>Ejects removable media</para>
468 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux eject">
469 <primary sortas="b-eject">eject</primary>
470 </indexterm>
471 </listitem>
472 </varlistentry>
473
474 <varlistentry id="fallocate">
475 <term><command>fallocate</command></term>
476 <listitem>
477 <para>Preallocates space to a file</para>
478 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fallocate">
479 <primary sortas="b-fallocate">fallocate</primary>
480 </indexterm>
481 </listitem>
482 </varlistentry>
483
484 <varlistentry id="fdformat">
485 <term><command>fdformat</command></term>
486 <listitem>
487 <para>Low-level formats a floppy disk</para>
488 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fdformat">
489 <primary sortas="b-fdformat">fdformat</primary>
490 </indexterm>
491 </listitem>
492 </varlistentry>
493
494 <varlistentry id="fdisk">
495 <term><command>fdisk</command></term>
496 <listitem>
497 <para>Manipulates the partition table of the given device</para>
498 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fdisk">
499 <primary sortas="b-fdisk">fdisk</primary>
500 </indexterm>
501 </listitem>
502 </varlistentry>
503
504 <varlistentry id="fincore">
505 <term><command>fincore</command></term>
506 <listitem>
507 <para>Counts pages of file contents in core</para>
508 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fincore">
509 <primary sortas="b-fincore">fincore</primary>
510 </indexterm>
511 </listitem>
512 </varlistentry>
513
514 <varlistentry id="findfs">
515 <term><command>findfs</command></term>
516 <listitem>
517 <para>Finds a file system by label or Universally Unique Identifier
518 (UUID)</para>
519 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux findfs">
520 <primary sortas="b-findfs">findfs</primary>
521 </indexterm>
522 </listitem>
523 </varlistentry>
524
525 <varlistentry id="findmnt">
526 <term><command>findmnt</command></term>
527 <listitem>
528 <para>Is a command line interface to the libmount library
529 for work with mountinfo, fstab and mtab files</para>
530 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux findmnt">
531 <primary sortas="b-findmnt">findmnt</primary>
532 </indexterm>
533 </listitem>
534 </varlistentry>
535
536 <varlistentry id="flock">
537 <term><command>flock</command></term>
538 <listitem>
539 <para>Acquires a file lock and then executes a command with the lock
540 held</para>
541 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux flock">
542 <primary sortas="b-flock">flock</primary>
543 </indexterm>
544 </listitem>
545 </varlistentry>
546
547 <varlistentry id="fsck">
548 <term><command>fsck</command></term>
549 <listitem>
550 <para>Is used to check, and optionally repair, file systems</para>
551 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsck">
552 <primary sortas="b-fsck">fsck</primary>
553 </indexterm>
554 </listitem>
555 </varlistentry>
556
557 <varlistentry id="fsck.cramfs">
558 <term><command>fsck.cramfs</command></term>
559 <listitem>
560 <para>Performs a consistency check on the Cramfs file system on the
561 given device</para>
562 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsck.cramfs">
563 <primary sortas="b-fsck.cramfs">fsck.cramfs</primary>
564 </indexterm>
565 </listitem>
566 </varlistentry>
567
568 <varlistentry id="fsck.minix">
569 <term><command>fsck.minix</command></term>
570 <listitem>
571 <para>Performs a consistency check on the Minix file system on the
572 given device</para>
573 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsck.minix">
574 <primary sortas="b-fsck.minix">fsck.minix</primary>
575 </indexterm>
576 </listitem>
577 </varlistentry>
578
579 <varlistentry id="fsfreeze">
580 <term><command>fsfreeze</command></term>
581 <listitem>
582 <para>Is a very simple wrapper around FIFREEZE/FITHAW ioctl
583 kernel driver operations</para>
584 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fsfreeze">
585 <primary sortas="b-fsfreeze">fsfreeze</primary>
586 </indexterm>
587 </listitem>
588 </varlistentry>
589
590 <varlistentry id="fstrim">
591 <term><command>fstrim</command></term>
592 <listitem>
593 <para>Discards unused blocks on a mounted filesystem</para>
594 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux fstrim">
595 <primary sortas="b-fstrim">fstrim</primary>
596 </indexterm>
597 </listitem>
598 </varlistentry>
599
600 <varlistentry id="getopt">
601 <term><command>getopt</command></term>
602 <listitem>
603 <para>Parses options in the given command line</para>
604 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux getopt">
605 <primary sortas="b-getopt">getopt</primary>
606 </indexterm>
607 </listitem>
608 </varlistentry>
609
610 <varlistentry id="hexdump">
611 <term><command>hexdump</command></term>
612 <listitem>
613 <para>Dumps the given file in hexadecimal or in another given
614 format</para>
615 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux hexdump">
616 <primary sortas="b-hexdump">hexdump</primary>
617 </indexterm>
618 </listitem>
619 </varlistentry>
620
621 <varlistentry id="hwclock">
622 <term><command>hwclock</command></term>
623 <listitem>
624 <para>Reads or sets the system's hardware clock, also called
625 the Real-Time Clock (RTC) or Basic Input-Output System (BIOS)
626 clock</para>
627 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux hwclock">
628 <primary sortas="b-hwclock">hwclock</primary>
629 </indexterm>
630 </listitem>
631 </varlistentry>
632
633 <varlistentry id="i386">
634 <term><command>i386</command></term>
635 <listitem>
636 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
637 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux i386">
638 <primary sortas="b-i386">i386</primary>
639 </indexterm>
640 </listitem>
641 </varlistentry>
642
643 <varlistentry id="ionice">
644 <term><command>ionice</command></term>
645 <listitem>
646 <para>Gets or sets the io scheduling class and priority for a program</para>
647 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ionice">
648 <primary sortas="b-ionice">ionice</primary>
649 </indexterm>
650 </listitem>
651 </varlistentry>
652
653 <varlistentry id="ipcmk">
654 <term><command>ipcmk</command></term>
655 <listitem>
656 <para>Creates various IPC resources</para>
657 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ipcmk">
658 <primary sortas="b-ipcmk">ipcmk</primary>
659 </indexterm>
660 </listitem>
661 </varlistentry>
662
663 <varlistentry id="ipcrm">
664 <term><command>ipcrm</command></term>
665 <listitem>
666 <para>Removes the given Inter-Process Communication (IPC) resource</para>
667 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ipcrm">
668 <primary sortas="b-ipcrm">ipcrm</primary>
669 </indexterm>
670 </listitem>
671 </varlistentry>
672
673 <varlistentry id="ipcs">
674 <term><command>ipcs</command></term>
675 <listitem>
676 <para>Provides IPC status information</para>
677 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ipcs">
678 <primary sortas="b-ipcs">ipcs</primary>
679 </indexterm>
680 </listitem>
681 </varlistentry>
682
683 <varlistentry id="isosize">
684 <term><command>isosize</command></term>
685 <listitem>
686 <para>Reports the size of an iso9660 file system</para>
687 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux isosize">
688 <primary sortas="b-isosize">isosize</primary>
689 </indexterm>
690 </listitem>
691 </varlistentry>
692
693 <varlistentry id="kill">
694 <term><command>kill</command></term>
695 <listitem>
696 <para>Sends signals to processes</para>
697 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux kill">
698 <primary sortas="b-kill">kill</primary>
699 </indexterm>
700 </listitem>
701 </varlistentry>
702
703 <varlistentry id="last">
704 <term><command>last</command></term>
705 <listitem>
706 <para>Shows which users last logged in (and out), searching back
707 through the <filename>/var/log/wtmp</filename> file; it also shows
708 system boots, shutdowns, and run-level changes</para>
709 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux last">
710 <primary sortas="b-last">last</primary>
711 </indexterm>
712 </listitem>
713 </varlistentry>
714
715 <varlistentry id="lastb">
716 <term><command>lastb</command></term>
717 <listitem>
718 <para>Shows the failed login attempts, as logged in
719 <filename>/var/log/btmp</filename></para>
720 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lastb">
721 <primary sortas="b-lastb">lastb</primary>
722 </indexterm>
723 </listitem>
724 </varlistentry>
725
726 <varlistentry id="ldattach">
727 <term><command>ldattach</command></term>
728 <listitem>
729 <para>Attaches a line discipline to a serial line</para>
730 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ldattach">
731 <primary sortas="b-ldattach">ldattach</primary>
732 </indexterm>
733 </listitem>
734 </varlistentry>
735
736 <varlistentry id="linux32">
737 <term><command>linux32</command></term>
738 <listitem>
739 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
740 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux linux32">
741 <primary sortas="b-linux32">linux32</primary>
742 </indexterm>
743 </listitem>
744 </varlistentry>
745
746 <varlistentry id="linux64">
747 <term><command>linux64</command></term>
748 <listitem>
749 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
750 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux linux64">
751 <primary sortas="b-linux64">linux64</primary>
752 </indexterm>
753 </listitem>
754 </varlistentry>
755
756 <varlistentry id="logger">
757 <term><command>logger</command></term>
758 <listitem>
759 <para>Enters the given message into the system log</para>
760 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux logger">
761 <primary sortas="b-logger">logger</primary>
762 </indexterm>
763 </listitem>
764 </varlistentry>
765
766 <varlistentry id="look">
767 <term><command>look</command></term>
768 <listitem>
769 <para>Displays lines that begin with the given string</para>
770 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux look">
771 <primary sortas="b-look">look</primary>
772 </indexterm>
773 </listitem>
774 </varlistentry>
775
776 <varlistentry id="losetup">
777 <term><command>losetup</command></term>
778 <listitem>
779 <para>Sets up and controls loop devices</para>
780 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux losetup">
781 <primary sortas="b-losetup">losetup</primary>
782 </indexterm>
783 </listitem>
784 </varlistentry>
785
786 <varlistentry id="lsblk">
787 <term><command>lsblk</command></term>
788 <listitem>
789 <para>Lists information about all or selected block devices in
790 a tree-like format</para>
791 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsblk">
792 <primary sortas="b-lsblk">lsblk</primary>
793 </indexterm>
794 </listitem>
795 </varlistentry>
796
797 <varlistentry id="lscpu">
798 <term><command>lscpu</command></term>
799 <listitem>
800 <para>Prints CPU architecture information</para>
801 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lscpu">
802 <primary sortas="b-lscpu">lscpu</primary>
803 </indexterm>
804 </listitem>
805 </varlistentry>
806
807 <varlistentry id="lsipc">
808 <term><command>lsipc</command></term>
809 <listitem>
810 <para>Prints information on IPC facilities currently employed
811 in the system</para>
812 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsipc">
813 <primary sortas="b-lsipc">lsipc</primary>
814 </indexterm>
815 </listitem>
816 </varlistentry>
817
818 <varlistentry id="lslocks">
819 <term><command>lslocks</command></term>
820 <listitem>
821 <para>Lists local system locks</para>
822 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lslocks">
823 <primary sortas="b-lslocks">lslocks</primary>
824 </indexterm>
825 </listitem>
826 </varlistentry>
827
828 <varlistentry id="lslogins">
829 <term><command>lslogins</command></term>
830 <listitem>
831 <para>Lists information about users, groups and system accounts</para>
832 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lslogins">
833 <primary sortas="b-lslogins">lslogins</primary>
834 </indexterm>
835 </listitem>
836 </varlistentry>
837
838 <varlistentry id="lsmem">
839 <term><command>lsmem</command></term>
840 <listitem>
841 <para>Lists the ranges of available memory with their online
842 status</para>
843 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsmem">
844 <primary sortas="b-lsmem">lsmem</primary>
845 </indexterm>
846 </listitem>
847 </varlistentry>
848
849 <varlistentry id="lsns">
850 <term><command>lsns</command></term>
851 <listitem>
852 <para>Lists namespaces</para>
853 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux lsns">
854 <primary sortas="b-lsns">lsns</primary>
855 </indexterm>
856 </listitem>
857 </varlistentry>
858
859 <varlistentry id="mcookie">
860 <term><command>mcookie</command></term>
861 <listitem>
862 <para>Generates magic cookies (128-bit random hexadecimal numbers) for
863 <command>xauth</command></para>
864 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mcookie">
865 <primary sortas="b-mcookie">mcookie</primary>
866 </indexterm>
867 </listitem>
868 </varlistentry>
869
870 <varlistentry id="mesg">
871 <term><command>mesg</command></term>
872 <listitem>
873 <para>Controls whether other users can send messages to the current
874 user's terminal</para>
875 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mesg">
876 <primary sortas="b-mesg">mesg</primary>
877 </indexterm>
878 </listitem>
879 </varlistentry>
880
881 <varlistentry id="mkfs">
882 <term><command>mkfs</command></term>
883 <listitem>
884 <para>Builds a file system on a device (usually a hard disk
885 partition)</para>
886 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs">
887 <primary sortas="b-mkfs">mkfs</primary>
888 </indexterm>
889 </listitem>
890 </varlistentry>
891
892 <varlistentry id="mkfs.bfs">
893 <term><command>mkfs.bfs</command></term>
894 <listitem>
895 <para>Creates a Santa Cruz Operations (SCO) bfs file system</para>
896 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs.bfs">
897 <primary sortas="b-mkfs.bfs">mkfs.bfs</primary>
898 </indexterm>
899 </listitem>
900 </varlistentry>
901
902 <varlistentry id="mkfs.cramfs">
903 <term><command>mkfs.cramfs</command></term>
904 <listitem>
905 <para>Creates a cramfs file system</para>
906 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs.cramfs">
907 <primary sortas="b-mkfs.cramfs">mkfs.cramfs</primary>
908 </indexterm>
909 </listitem>
910 </varlistentry>
911
912 <varlistentry id="mkfs.minix">
913 <term><command>mkfs.minix</command></term>
914 <listitem>
915 <para>Creates a Minix file system</para>
916 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkfs.minix">
917 <primary sortas="b-mkfs.minix">mkfs.minix</primary>
918 </indexterm>
919 </listitem>
920 </varlistentry>
921
922 <varlistentry id="mkswap">
923 <term><command>mkswap</command></term>
924 <listitem>
925 <para>Initializes the given device or file to be used as a swap
926 area</para>
927 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mkswap">
928 <primary sortas="b-mkswap">mkswap</primary>
929 </indexterm>
930 </listitem>
931 </varlistentry>
932
933 <varlistentry id="more">
934 <term><command>more</command></term>
935 <listitem>
936 <para>A filter for paging through text one screen at a time</para>
937 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux more">
938 <primary sortas="b-more">more</primary>
939 </indexterm>
940 </listitem>
941 </varlistentry>
942
943 <varlistentry id="mount">
944 <term><command>mount</command></term>
945 <listitem>
946 <para>Attaches the file system on the given device to a specified
947 directory in the file-system tree</para>
948 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mount">
949 <primary sortas="b-mount">mount</primary>
950 </indexterm>
951 </listitem>
952 </varlistentry>
953
954 <varlistentry id="mountpoint">
955 <term><command>mountpoint</command></term>
956 <listitem>
957 <para>Checks if the directory is a mountpoint</para>
958 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux mountpoint">
959 <primary sortas="b-mountpoint">mountpoint</primary>
960 </indexterm>
961 </listitem>
962 </varlistentry>
963
964 <varlistentry id="namei">
965 <term><command>namei</command></term>
966 <listitem>
967 <para>Shows the symbolic links in the given pathnames</para>
968 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux namei">
969 <primary sortas="b-namei">namei</primary>
970 </indexterm>
971 </listitem>
972 </varlistentry>
973
974 <varlistentry id="nsenter">
975 <term><command>nsenter</command></term>
976 <listitem>
977 <para>Runs a program with namespaces of other processes</para>
978 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux nsenter">
979 <primary sortas="b-nsenter">nsenter</primary>
980 </indexterm>
981 </listitem>
982 </varlistentry>
983
984 <varlistentry id="partx">
985 <term><command>partx</command></term>
986 <listitem>
987 <para>Tells the kernel about the presence and numbering of on-disk
988 partitions</para>
989 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux partx">
990 <primary sortas="b-partx">partx</primary>
991 </indexterm>
992 </listitem>
993 </varlistentry>
994
995 <varlistentry id="pivot_root">
996 <term><command>pivot_root</command></term>
997 <listitem>
998 <para>Makes the given file system the new root file system of the
999 current process</para>
1000 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux pivot_root">
1001 <primary sortas="b-pivot_root">pivot_root</primary>
1002 </indexterm>
1003 </listitem>
1004 </varlistentry>
1005
1006 <varlistentry id="prlimit">
1007 <term><command>prlimit</command></term>
1008 <listitem>
1009 <para>Get and set a process' resource limits</para>
1010 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux prlimit">
1011 <primary sortas="b-prlimit">prlimit</primary>
1012 </indexterm>
1013 </listitem>
1014 </varlistentry>
1015
1016 <varlistentry id="raw">
1017 <term><command>raw</command></term>
1018 <listitem>
1019 <para>Bind a Linux raw character device to a block device</para>
1020 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux raw">
1021 <primary sortas="b-raw">raw</primary>
1022 </indexterm>
1023 </listitem>
1024 </varlistentry>
1025
1026 <varlistentry id="readprofile">
1027 <term><command>readprofile</command></term>
1028 <listitem>
1029 <para>Reads kernel profiling information</para>
1030 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux readprofile">
1031 <primary sortas="b-readprofile">readprofile</primary>
1032 </indexterm>
1033 </listitem>
1034 </varlistentry>
1035
1036 <varlistentry id="rename">
1037 <term><command>rename</command></term>
1038 <listitem>
1039 <para>Renames the given files, replacing a given string with
1040 another</para>
1041 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rename">
1042 <primary sortas="b-rename">rename</primary>
1043 </indexterm>
1044 </listitem>
1045 </varlistentry>
1046
1047 <varlistentry id="renice">
1048 <term><command>renice</command></term>
1049 <listitem>
1050 <para>Alters the priority of running processes</para>
1051 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux renice">
1052 <primary sortas="b-renice">renice</primary>
1053 </indexterm>
1054 </listitem>
1055 </varlistentry>
1056
1057 <varlistentry id="resizepart">
1058 <term><command>resizepart</command></term>
1059 <listitem>
1060 <para>Asks the Linux kernel to resize a partition</para>
1061 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux resizepart">
1062 <primary sortas="b-resizepart">resizepart</primary>
1063 </indexterm>
1064 </listitem>
1065 </varlistentry>
1066
1067 <varlistentry id="rev">
1068 <term><command>rev</command></term>
1069 <listitem>
1070 <para>Reverses the lines of a given file</para>
1071 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rev">
1072 <primary sortas="b-rev">rev</primary>
1073 </indexterm>
1074 </listitem>
1075 </varlistentry>
1076
1077 <varlistentry id="rkfill">
1078 <term><command>rkfill</command></term>
1079 <listitem>
1080 <para>Tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices</para>
1081 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rkfill">
1082 <primary sortas="b-rkfill">rkfill</primary>
1083 </indexterm>
1084 </listitem>
1085 </varlistentry>
1086
1087 <varlistentry id="rtcwake">
1088 <term><command>rtcwake</command></term>
1089 <listitem>
1090 <para>Used to enter a system sleep state until specified wakeup
1091 time</para>
1092 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux rtcwake">
1093 <primary sortas="b-rtcwake">rtcwake</primary>
1094 </indexterm>
1095 </listitem>
1096 </varlistentry>
1097
1098 <varlistentry id="script">
1099 <term><command>script</command></term>
1100 <listitem>
1101 <para>Makes a typescript of a terminal session</para>
1102 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux script">
1103 <primary sortas="b-script">script</primary>
1104 </indexterm>
1105 </listitem>
1106 </varlistentry>
1107
1108 <varlistentry id="scriptreplay">
1109 <term><command>scriptreplay</command></term>
1110 <listitem>
1111 <para>Plays back typescripts using timing information</para>
1112 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux scriptreplay">
1113 <primary sortas="b-scriptreplay">scriptreplay</primary>
1114 </indexterm>
1115 </listitem>
1116 </varlistentry>
1117
1118 <varlistentry id="setarch">
1119 <term><command>setarch</command></term>
1120 <listitem>
1121 <para>Changes reported architecture in a new program environment and
1122 sets personality flags</para>
1123 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux setarch">
1124 <primary sortas="b-setarch">setarch</primary>
1125 </indexterm>
1126 </listitem>
1127 </varlistentry>
1128
1129 <varlistentry id="setsid">
1130 <term><command>setsid</command></term>
1131 <listitem>
1132 <para>Runs the given program in a new session</para>
1133 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux setsid">
1134 <primary sortas="b-setsid">setsid</primary>
1135 </indexterm>
1136 </listitem>
1137 </varlistentry>
1138
1139 <varlistentry id="setterm">
1140 <term><command>setterm</command></term>
1141 <listitem>
1142 <para>Sets terminal attributes</para>
1143 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux setterm">
1144 <primary sortas="b-setterm">setterm</primary>
1145 </indexterm>
1146 </listitem>
1147 </varlistentry>
1148
1149 <varlistentry id="sfdisk">
1150 <term><command>sfdisk</command></term>
1151 <listitem>
1152 <para>A disk partition table manipulator</para>
1153 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux sfdisk">
1154 <primary sortas="b-sfdisk">sfdisk</primary>
1155 </indexterm>
1156 </listitem>
1157 </varlistentry>
1158
1159 <varlistentry id="sulogin">
1160 <term><command>sulogin</command></term>
1161 <listitem>
1162 <para>Allows <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> to log in;
1163 it is normally invoked by <command>init</command> when the system goes
1164 into single user mode</para>
1165 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux sulogin">
1166 <primary sortas="b-sulogin">sulogin</primary>
1167 </indexterm>
1168 </listitem>
1169 </varlistentry>
1170
1171 <varlistentry id="swaplabel">
1172 <term><command>swaplabel</command></term>
1173 <listitem>
1174 <para>Allows to change swaparea UUID and label</para>
1175 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux swaplabel">
1176 <primary sortas="b-swaplabel">swaplabel</primary>
1177 </indexterm>
1178 </listitem>
1179 </varlistentry>
1180
1181 <varlistentry id="swapoff">
1182 <term><command>swapoff</command></term>
1183 <listitem>
1184 <para>Disables devices and files for paging and swapping</para>
1185 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux swapoff">
1186 <primary sortas="b-swapoff">swapoff</primary>
1187 </indexterm>
1188 </listitem>
1189 </varlistentry>
1190
1191 <varlistentry id="swapon">
1192 <term><command>swapon</command></term>
1193 <listitem>
1194 <para>Enables devices and files for paging and swapping and
1195 lists the devices and files currently in use</para>
1196 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux swapon">
1197 <primary sortas="b-swapon">swapon</primary>
1198 </indexterm>
1199 </listitem>
1200 </varlistentry>
1201
1202 <varlistentry id="switch_root">
1203 <term><command>switch_root</command></term>
1204 <listitem>
1205 <para>Switches to another filesystem as the root of the mount tree</para>
1206 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux switch_root">
1207 <primary sortas="b-switch_root">switch_root</primary>
1208 </indexterm>
1209 </listitem>
1210 </varlistentry>
1211
1212 <varlistentry id="tailf">
1213 <term><command>tailf</command></term>
1214 <listitem>
1215 <para>Tracks the growth of a log file; displays the last 10 lines
1216 of a log file, then continues displaying any new entries in the
1217 log file as they are created</para>
1218 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux tailf">
1219 <primary sortas="b-tailf">tailf</primary>
1220 </indexterm>
1221 </listitem>
1222 </varlistentry>
1223
1224 <varlistentry id="taskset">
1225 <term><command>taskset</command></term>
1226 <listitem>
1227 <para>Retrieves or sets a process' CPU affinity</para>
1228 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux taskset">
1229 <primary sortas="b-taskset">taskset</primary>
1230 </indexterm>
1231 </listitem>
1232 </varlistentry>
1233
1234 <varlistentry id="ul">
1235 <term><command>ul</command></term>
1236 <listitem>
1237 <para>A filter for translating underscores into escape sequences
1238 indicating underlining for the terminal in use</para>
1239 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux ul">
1240 <primary sortas="b-ul">ul</primary>
1241 </indexterm>
1242 </listitem>
1243 </varlistentry>
1244
1245 <varlistentry id="umount">
1246 <term><command>umount</command></term>
1247 <listitem>
1248 <para>Disconnects a file system from the system's file tree</para>
1249 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux umount">
1250 <primary sortas="b-umount">umount</primary>
1251 </indexterm>
1252 </listitem>
1253 </varlistentry>
1254
1255 <varlistentry id="uname26">
1256 <term><command>uname26</command></term>
1257 <listitem>
1258 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
1259 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uname26">
1260 <primary sortas="b-uname26">uname26</primary>
1261 </indexterm>
1262 </listitem>
1263 </varlistentry>
1264
1265 <varlistentry id="unshare">
1266 <term><command>unshare</command></term>
1267 <listitem>
1268 <para>Runs a program with some namespaces unshared from parent</para>
1269 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux unshare">
1270 <primary sortas="b-unshare">unshare</primary>
1271 </indexterm>
1272 </listitem>
1273 </varlistentry>
1274
1275 <varlistentry id="utmpdump">
1276 <term><command>utmpdump</command></term>
1277 <listitem>
1278 <para>Displays the content of the given login file in a more
1279 user-friendly format</para>
1280 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux utmpdump">
1281 <primary sortas="b-utmpdump">utmpdump</primary>
1282 </indexterm>
1283 </listitem>
1284 </varlistentry>
1285
1286 <varlistentry id="uuidd">
1287 <term><command>uuidd</command></term>
1288 <listitem>
1289 <para>A daemon used by the UUID library to generate time-based
1290 UUIDs in a secure and guaranteed-unique fashion</para>
1291 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uuidd">
1292 <primary sortas="b-uuidd">uuidd</primary>
1293 </indexterm>
1294 </listitem>
1295 </varlistentry>
1296
1297 <varlistentry id="uuidgen">
1298 <term><command>uuidgen</command></term>
1299 <listitem>
1300 <para>Creates new UUIDs. Each new UUID can reasonably be considered
1301 unique among all UUIDs created, on the local system and on other
1302 systems, in the past and in the future</para>
1303 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uuidgen">
1304 <primary sortas="b-uuidgen">uuidgen</primary>
1305 </indexterm>
1306 </listitem>
1307 </varlistentry>
1308
1309 <varlistentry id="uuidparse">
1310 <term><command>uuidparse</command></term>
1311 <listitem>
1312 <para>An utility to parse unique identifiers</para>
1313 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux uuidparse">
1314 <primary sortas="b-uuidparse">uuidparse</primary>
1315 </indexterm>
1316 </listitem>
1317 </varlistentry>
1318
1319 <varlistentry id="wall">
1320 <term><command>wall</command></term>
1321 <listitem>
1322 <para>Displays the contents of a file or, by default, its standard
1323 input, on the terminals of all currently logged in users</para>
1324 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux wall">
1325 <primary sortas="b-wall">wall</primary>
1326 </indexterm>
1327 </listitem>
1328 </varlistentry>
1329
1330 <varlistentry id="wdctl">
1331 <term><command>wdctl</command></term>
1332 <listitem>
1333 <para>Shows hardware watchdog status</para>
1334 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux wdctl">
1335 <primary sortas="b-wdctl">wdctl</primary>
1336 </indexterm>
1337 </listitem>
1338 </varlistentry>
1339
1340 <varlistentry id="whereis">
1341 <term><command>whereis</command></term>
1342 <listitem>
1343 <para>Reports the location of the binary, source, and man page
1344 for the given command</para>
1345 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux whereis">
1346 <primary sortas="b-whereis">whereis</primary>
1347 </indexterm>
1348 </listitem>
1349 </varlistentry>
1350
1351 <varlistentry id="wipefs">
1352 <term><command>wipefs</command></term>
1353 <listitem>
1354 <para>Wipes a filesystem signature from a device</para>
1355 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux wipefs">
1356 <primary sortas="b-wipefs">wipefs</primary>
1357 </indexterm>
1358 </listitem>
1359 </varlistentry>
1360
1361 <varlistentry id="x86_64">
1362 <term><command>x86_64</command></term>
1363 <listitem>
1364 <para>A symbolic link to setarch</para>
1365 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux x86_64">
1366 <primary sortas="b-x86_64">x86_64</primary>
1367 </indexterm>
1368 </listitem>
1369 </varlistentry>
1370
1371 <varlistentry id="zramctl">
1372 <term><command>zramctl</command></term>
1373 <listitem>
1374 <para>A program to set up and control zram (compressed ram disk)
1375 devices</para>
1376 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux zramctl">
1377 <primary sortas="b-zramctl">zramctl</primary>
1378 </indexterm>
1379 </listitem>
1380 </varlistentry>
1381
1382 <varlistentry id="libblkid">
1383 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libblkid</filename></term>
1384 <listitem>
1385 <para>Contains routines for device identification and token
1386 extraction</para>
1387 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libblkid">
1388 <primary sortas="c-libblkid">libblkid</primary>
1389 </indexterm>
1390 </listitem>
1391 </varlistentry>
1392
1393 <varlistentry id="libfdisk">
1394 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libfdisk</filename></term>
1395 <listitem>
1396 <para>Contains routines for manipulating partition tables</para>
1397 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libfdisk">
1398 <primary sortas="c-libfdisk">libfdisk</primary>
1399 </indexterm>
1400 </listitem>
1401 </varlistentry>
1402
1403 <varlistentry id="libmount">
1404 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libmount</filename></term>
1405 <listitem>
1406 <para>Contains routines for block device mounting and
1407 unmounting</para>
1408 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libmount">
1409 <primary sortas="c-libmount">libmount</primary>
1410 </indexterm>
1411 </listitem>
1412 </varlistentry>
1413
1414 <varlistentry id="libsmartcols">
1415 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libsmartcols</filename></term>
1416 <listitem>
1417 <para>Contains routines for aiding screen output in tabular form</para>
1418 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libsmartcols">
1419 <primary sortas="c-libsmartcols">libsmartcols</primary>
1420 </indexterm>
1421 </listitem>
1422 </varlistentry>
1423
1424 <varlistentry id="libuuid">
1425 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libuuid</filename></term>
1426 <listitem>
1427 <para>Contains routines for generating unique identifiers for objects
1428 that may be accessible beyond the local system</para>
1429 <indexterm zone="ch-system-util-linux libuuid">
1430 <primary sortas="c-libuuid">libuuid</primary>
1431 </indexterm>
1432 </listitem>
1433 </varlistentry>
1434
1435 </variablelist>
1436
1437 </sect2>
1438
1439</sect1>
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