Various useful Linux utilities
kill USE flag will typically creates a conflict between the sys-process/procps and sys-apps/util-linux packages. Both packages include the kill command, and both packages are capable of conditionally building the kill utility by setting the
kill USE flag (in fact, sys-apps/coreutils also include support for a kill command). Gentoo toolchain developers have decided the sys-process/procps package will be the default provider of the kill utility for the @system set.
For more information see the kill article.
The mesg, wall, and write utilities are installed using the
tty-helpers USE flag. This can be viewed by scrolling down in USE flags section above.
emerge --ask sys-apps/util-linux
- /etc/global_file_example - Global (system wide) configuration file.
- ~/.local_file_example - Local (per user) configuration file.
(Provide instructions on starting/stopping and enabling/disabling the software's service. This is only really necessary if it if the software includes a daemon for certain tasks.)
There are many utilities included in with the util-linux package.
(Troubleshoot issues in this section. Separate issues by best describing the error with a new section name. Remove if no issues are known.)
Warning: This package is part of the @system set. Removing it will remove an important suite of packages. Proceed at your own risk!
emerge --ask --depclean sys-apps/util-linux
- GNU Core Utilities - Standard GNU file, text, and shell utilities.