Util-linux is a suite of essential utilities for any Linux system. It contains the following programs: addpart, agetty, blockdev, cal, cfdisk, chfn, chkdupexe, chrt, chsh, col, colcrt, colrm, column, ctrlaltdel, cytune, ddate, delpart, display-services, dmesg, elvtune, fastboot, fasthalt, fdformat, fdisk, flock, fsck.cramfs, fsck.minix, getopt, halt, hexdump, hwclock, initctl, ionice, ipcrm, ipcs, isosize, kill, last, line, logger, login, look, losetup, mcookie, mesg, mkfs, mkfs.bfs, mkfs.cramfs, mkfs.minix, mkswap, more, mount, namei, need, newgrp, partx, pg, pivot_root, provide, ramsize, raw, rdev, readprofile, reboot, rename, renice, reset, rev, rootflags, script, scriptreplay, setsid, setterm, sfdisk, shutdown, simpleinit, swapoff, swapon, taskset, tailf, tunelp, ul, umount, vidmode, vipw, wall, whereis, and write.
Release Notes: "fdisk" was completely refactored and moved to libfdisk. libfdisk's API remains unstable, and the remaining "*fdisk" utilities were not moved yet. "last" and "lastb" were merged from sysvinit to util-linux, supporting new enhanced command line options. "nologin" was merged to util-linux. Many enhancements and several bugfixes were made for existing commands.
Release Notes: The cryptoloop support in the commands mount and losetup was removed. The commands chkdupexe and arch were removed. The commands nsenter and blkdiscard were added. Many enhancements and several bugfixes were made for existing commands.
Release Notes: Various minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: "su" was merged from coreutils, "sulogin" and "utmpdump" were merged from sysvinit, and "eject" was merged from inactive upstream. "lslocks" was added as a new implementation to replace the unmaintained "lslk". "wdctl" was added for monitoring hardware watchdog status. Many new features and command line flags were added. Several features were deprecated.
Release Notes: Many enhancements and bug fixes were made. Several tools were added and several removed.