GNU Core Utilities (coreutils) is a set of basic Unix command-line utilities

GNU coreutils (short for the GNU Core Utilities) is a set of essential utilities from the project. It includes versions of many standard Unix commands, such as , , , , , , etc.

coreutils is widely used by -like operating systems, including most Linux distributions. Many of its commands include GNU-specific extensions, but due to its widespread use, it is a de facto standard.

This tag is for questions specific to the GNU versions of the utilities, such as about GNU extensions, or installing the coreutils package. For help on general usage of Unix commands, see or , or tags for the particular command you're using.

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