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