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Summary: Standard GNU file utilities (chmod, cp, dd, dir, ls...), text utilities (sort, tr, head, wc..), and shell utilities (whoami, who,...)

Use Flags

Build the hostname program
Build the kill program
Build all tools into a single `coreutils` program akin to busybox to save space



Kits Are Go (And Ego Needs a Manual Bump)

An update on kits and how to manually update to ego-1.1.3-r3 (required steps for some)
2017-08-17 by Drobbins

Kits are Go (Switch to Them!)

Kits are now the official way we do things at Funtoo.
2017-07-31 by Drobbins

Funtoo-Stable Going Away

As we move towards the next generation of Funtoo Linux, funtoo-stable is being retired.
2017-07-11 by Drobbins



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The core utils package provides many essential linux binaries:

Binary nameBinary function
/bin/basenameRemove leading directory components from a given directory listing.
/bin/catUsed to concatenate files and print them to stdout.
/bin/chgrpUsed to change group ownership
/bin/chownChange file ownership and group membership
/bin/lnCreate hard and symbolic links between different files.
/bin/lsList files and directories on the filesystem
/bin/mkdirCreate a new, empty directory
/bin/mvMove a file to a different location on the filesystem.
/bin/pwdOutput the Present Working Directory.
/bin/rmRemove a file, directory, etc. from the filesystem.
/bin/rmdirRemove a directory from the filesystem.
/bin/touchCreate an empty file on the filesystem.