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: 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.
Release Notes: mount defaults to CIFS instead of SMBFS for sources starting with //. There are flock documentation updates. There is a new translation (id) and updated translations (de, it, sl, and uk).