GNU Core Utilities
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|Stable release||8.29 (December 27, 2017[±])|
|License||GNU GPL v3|
In September 2002, the GNU coreutils were created by merging the earlier packages textutils, shellutils, and fileutils, along with some other miscellaneous utilities. In July 2007, the license of the GNU coreutils was updated from GPLv2 to GPLv3.
The GNU core utilities support long options as parameters to the commands, as well as (unless the POSIXLY_CORRECT environment variable is set) the relaxed convention allowing options even after the regular arguments. Note that this environment variable enables a different functionality in BSD.
See the List of GNU Core Utilities commands for a brief description of included commands.
Alternative implementation packages are available in the FOSS ecosystem, with a slightly different scope and focus, or license. For example, GPLv2-licensed BusyBox and BSD-licensed Toybox are available for use in embedded devices.
- Brady, Pádraig (2017-12-27). "[coreutils-announce] coreutils-8.29 released [stable]". coreutils-announce (Mailing list). Retrieved 2017-12-27.
- package-renamed-to-coreutils on savannah.gnu.org
- COPYING on savannah.gnu.org