GNU File Utilities are the basic file-manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system.
Fileutils, Shellutils, and Textutils have been combined into the GNU Coreutils package. All further development and discussion is now taking place as Coreutils.
Everyone is encouraged to update to the latest stable version of coreutils. However it is known that several distributions which released and shipped prior to the coreutils release were shipped with the previous stable versions of the individual fileutils, shellutils, and textutils packages. Those distributing these utilities are encouraged to update to coreutils at the time of their next major update.
The tools supplied with this package are:
· chgrp - Changes file group ownership.
· chown - Changes file ownership.
· chmod - Changes file permissions.
· cp - Copies files.
· dd - Copies and converts a file.
· df - Shows disk free space on filesystems.
· dir - Gives a brief directory listing.
· dircolors - Setup program for the color output of GNU ls.
· du - Shows disk usage on filesystems.
· install - Copies file and sets its permissions.
· ln - Creates file links.
· ls - Lists directory contents.
· mkdir - Creates directories.
· mkfifo - Creates FIFOs (named pipes).
· mknod - Creates special files.
· mv - Moves files.
· rm - Removes (deletes) files.
· rmdir - Removes empty directories.
· shred - Destroy data in files.
· sync - Synchronizes filesystem buffers and disk.
· touch - Changes file timestamps.
· vdir - Long directory listing.