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The sys-apps category contains various core system applications, and some non-core system applications which have not yet been moved out into other sys- categories.

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9base A port of various original Plan 9 tools for Unix, based on plan9port
accountsservice D-Bus interfaces for querying and manipulating user account information
ack ack is a tool like grep, aimed at programmers with large trees of heterogeneous source code
acl access control list utilities, libraries and headers
adjtime A perl script to adjust the clock tick of the hardware clock on the system board
agedu A utility for tracking down wasted disk space
aix-miscutils Miscellaneous helpers for AIX (currently just ldd)
apmd Advanced Power Management Daemon
apparmor Userspace utils and init scripts for the AppArmor application security system
apparmor-utils Additional userspace utils to assist with AppArmor profile management
apply-default-acl Apply default POSIX ACLs to files and directories
arrayprobe CLI utility that reports the status of a HP (Compaq) array controller (both IDA & CCISS supported)
attr Extended attributes tools
audio-entropyd Audio-entropyd generates entropy-data for the /dev/random device
baobab Disk usage browser for GNOME
bar Console Progress Bar
baselayout Filesystem baselayout and init scripts
baselayout-java Baselayout for Java
baselayout-prefix Minimal baselayout for Gentoo Prefix installs
biosdevname Sets BIOS-given device names instead of kernel eth* names
biosdisk A script that creates floppy boot images to flash Dell BIOSes
bleachbit Clean junk to free disk space and to maintain privacy
busybox Utilities for rescue and embedded systems
byld build a Linux distribution on a single floppy
cciss_vol_status Shows status of logical drives attached to HP SmartArray controllers
ccs-tools TOMOYO Linux tools
checkpolicy SELinux policy compiler
checkservice Check the status of services running on local/remote machines
chname Run a command with a new system hostname
cinit a fast, small and simple init with support for profiles
clrngd Clock randomness gathering daemon
cobalt-panel-utils LCD and LED panel utilities for the Sun Cobalts
collectl light-weight performance monitoring tool capable of reporting interactively and logging to disk
conspy Remote control for Linux virtual consoles
coreutils Standard GNU file utilities (chmod, cp, dd, dir, ls...), text utilities (sort, tr, head, wc..), and shell utilities (whoami, who,...)
cpint Linux/390 Interface to z/VM's Control Program
cpuid Utility to get detailed information about the CPU(s) using the CPUID instruction
cracklib-words large set of crack/cracklib dictionaries
daemonize Runs a command as a Unix daemon
darwin-miscutils Miscellaneous commands used on Darwin/Mac OS X systems, Mountain Lion 10.8
dbus A message bus system, a simple way for applications to talk to each other
dcfldd enhanced dd with features for forensics and security
dchroot Utility for managing chroots for non-root users
debianutils A selection of tools from Debian
diffutils Tools to make diffs and compare files
dmapi XFS data management API library
dmidecode DMI (Desktop Management Interface) table related utilities
dmtcp DMTCP is the Distributed MultiThreaded Checkpointing tool
dnotify Execute a command when the contents of a directory change
dog Dog is better than cat
dstat Versatile replacement for vmstat, iostat and ifstat
dtc Open Firmware device tree compiler
ed Your basic line editor
edac-utils Userspace helper for Linux kernel EDAC drivers
elfix A suite of tools to work with ELF objects on Hardened Gentoo
entropy Entropy Package Manager foundation library
entropy-server Entropy Package Manager server-side tools
epoch An init system, a /sbin/init replacement; designed for simplicity
etckeeper A collection of tools to let /etc be stored in a repository
ethtool Utility for examining and tuning ethernet-based network interfaces
fakechroot Provide a faked chroot environment without requiring root privileges
fakeroot A fake root environment by means of LD_PRELOAD and SysV IPC (or TCP) trickery
fakeroot-ng A utility to run commands with fake root privileges
fbset A utility to set the framebuffer videomode
file identify a file's format by scanning binary data for patterns
findutils GNU utilities for finding files
flashrom Utility for reading, writing, erasing and verifying flash ROM chips
flock Manage locks from shell scripts
fwcrv FireWire CSR Config ROM Viewer
fwts Firmware Test Suite
fxload USB firmware uploader
gawk GNU awk pattern-matching language
gentoo-functions base functions required by all gentoo systems
gentoo-systemd-integration systemd integration files for Gentoo
gnome-disk-utility Disk Utility for GNOME using udisks
gpet GTK+ based TOMOYO policy editor
gptfdisk GPT partition table manipulator for Linux
gradm Administrative interface for the grsecurity Role Based Access Control system
grep GNU regular expression matcher
groff Text formatter used for man pages
gscanbus a little bus scanning, testing, and topology visualizing tool for the Linux IEEE1394 subsystem
gsmartcontrol Hard disk drive health inspection tool
hardened-shadow Hardened implementation of user account utilities
haveged A simple entropy daemon using the HAVEGE algorithm
hbaapi The Host Bus Adapter API for managing Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters
hdparm Utility to change hard drive performance parameters
heirloom-tools Heirloom toolchest - original Unix tools
help2man GNU utility to convert program --help output to a man page
hexdump-esr Eric Raymond's hex dumper
hotplug2stdout A tool for reading kernel uevent(s) to stdout
hprofile Utility to manage hardware, network, power or other profiles (fork)
hwdata-gentoo Data for the hwsetup program
hwdata-redhat Hardware identification and configuration data
hwids Hardware (PCI, USB, OUI, IAB) IDs databases
hwinfo hardware detection tool used in SuSE Linux
hwloc displays the hardware topology in convenient formats
hwsetup Hardware setup program from Knoppix - used only on LiveCD
i2c-tools I2C tools for bus probing, chip dumping, register-level access helpers, EEPROM decoding, and more
ibm-powerpc-utils This package provides utilities for the maintainance of the IBM and Apple powerpc platforms.
ibm-powerpc-utils-papr This package provides the utilities which are intended for the maintenance of IBM powerpc platforms
idle3-tools Read, Set or disable the idle3 timer of Western Digital drives
ifd-gempc GemCore based PC/SC reader drivers for pcsc-lite
ifplugd Brings up/down ethernet ports automatically with cable detection
input-utils Small collection of linux input layer utils
install-xattr Wrapper to coreutil's install to preserve Filesystem Extended Attributes
intel-performance-counter-monitor Intel Performance Counter Monitor - A better way to measure CPU utilization
inxi A newer, better system information script for irc, administration, and system troubleshooters.
iotools Simple commands to access hardware device registers
ipmitool Utility for controlling IPMI enabled devices.
ipmiutil IPMI Management Utilities
iproute2 kernel routing and traffic control utilities
irqbalance Distribute hardware interrupts across processors on a multiprocessor system
isapnptools Tools for configuring ISA PnP devices
iucode_tool tool to manipulate Intel X86 and X86-64 processor microcode update collections
kbd Keyboard and console utilities
kexec-tools Load another kernel from the currently executing Linux kernel
keyutils Linux Key Management Utilities
kmod library and tools for managing linux kernel modules
lcdsplash splash Gentoo boot information on LCD's
lcdtest Displays test patterns to spot dead/hot pixels on LCD screens
lcdutils Cobalt RaQ/Qube LCD Writing and Button reading utilities
less Excellent text file viewer
likwid A performance-oriented tool suite for x86 multicore environments
linux-misc-apps Misc tools bundled with kernel sources
lkcdutils Linux Kernel Crash Dumps (LKCD) Utilities
lm_sensors Hardware Monitoring user-space utilities
lmctfy Linux application container management from Google
lnxhc Linux Health Checker
logwatch Analyzes and Reports on system logs
lomoco Lomoco can configure vendor-specific options on Logitech USB mice
lsadb Prints out information on all devices attached to the ADB bus
lsb-release LSB version query program
lshw Hardware Lister
lssbus Small utility for Linux/SPARC that list devices on SBUS
magneto-core Entropy Package Manager notification applet library
makedev program used for creating device files in /dev
man Standard commands to read man pages
man-db a man replacement that utilizes berkdb instead of flat files
man-pages A somewhat comprehensive collection of Linux man pages
man-pages-posix POSIX man-pages (0p, 1p, 3p)
mawk an (often faster than gawk) awk-interpreter
memtest86 A stand alone memory test for x86 computers
memtest86+ Memory tester based on memtest86
memtester userspace utility for testing the memory subsystem for faults
microcode-ctl Intel processor microcode update utility
microcode-data Intel IA32 microcode update data
minised a smaller, cheaper, faster SED implementation
miscfiles Miscellaneous files
mlocate Merging locate is an utility to index and quickly search for files
modutils Standard kernel module utilities for linux-2.4 and older
more Primitive text file viewer
moreutils a growing collection of the unix tools that nobody thought to write thirty years ago
most Paging program that displays, one windowful at a time, the contents of a file
mount-gtk GTK+ based UDisks2 frontend
mouseemu Emulates scrollwheel, right- & left-click for one-button mice/touchpads
msr-tools Utilities allowing the read and write of CPU model-specific registers (MSR)
mtree Directory hierarchy mapping tool from FreeBSD
nawk Brian Kernighan's pattern scanning and processing language
nca Network Console on Acid
net-tools Standard Linux networking tools
netboot-base Baselayout for netboot systems
netkit-base Old-style inetd
netloc Portable Network Locality (netloc)
netplug Brings up/down ethernet ports automatically with cable detection
newrelic-sysmond NewRelic System Monitor
noexec a package for preventing processes from using exec system calls
nvme-cli NVM-Express user space tooling for Linux
openrc OpenRC manages the services, startup and shutdown of a host
pacman Archlinux's binary package manager
paludis paludis, the other package mangler
paxctl Manages various PaX related program header flags for Elf32, Elf64, binaries
paxctld PaX flags maintenance daemon
pciutils Various utilities dealing with the PCI bus
pcmciautils PCMCIA userspace utilities for Linux
pcsc-lite PC/SC Architecture smartcard middleware library
pcsc-slb-rf72-drv Schlumberger Reflex 72 Serial Smartcard Reader
pcsc-tools PC/SC Architecture smartcard tools
pkgcore pkgcore package manager
pmount Policy based mounter that gives the ability to mount removable devices as a user
pmount-gui A simple graphical frontend for pmount
policycoreutils SELinux core utilities
portage Portage is the package management and distribution system for Gentoo
powerpc-utils PowerPC utilities including nvsetenv, and additional OldWorld apps
prctl Tool to query and modify process behavior
prefix-chain-utils Chained EPREFIX utilities and wrappers
preload Adaptive readahead daemon
progress Coreutils Viewer: show progress for cp, rm, dd, and so forth
proot User-space implementation of chroot, mount --bind, and binfmt_misc
pv Pipe Viewer: a tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipe
pyrenamer Mass rename files
qcontrol Allows to send commands to some microcontrollers, for example to change leds or sound a buzzer
qdiskusage Qt4 Graphical Disk Usage Analyzer
qingy a DirectFB getty replacement
raidutils Utilities to manage i2o/dtp RAID controllers
razercfg Utility for advanced configuration of Razer mice (DeathAdder, Krait, Lachesis)
readahead-list Preloads files into the page cache to accelerate program loading
rename tool for easily renaming files
renameutils Use your favorite text editor to rename files
rescan-scsi-bus Script to rescan the SCSI bus without rebooting
restartd A daemon for checking your running and not running processes
rigo-daemon Entropy Client DBus Services, aka RigoDaemon
rkflashtool Tool for flashing Rockchip devices
rng-tools Daemon to use hardware random number generators
roccat-tools Utility for advanced configuration of Roccat devices
rsbac-admin Rule Set Based Access Control (RSBAC) Admin Tools
s390-tools User space utilities for the zSeries (s390) Linux kernel and device drivers
s6 skarnet.org's small and secure supervision software suite
salinfo decode Itanium SAL records (e.g. various hardware errors)
sandbox sandbox'd LD_PRELOAD hack
sdparm Utility to output and modify parameters on a SCSI device, like hdparm
secilc SELinux Common Intermediate Language (CIL) Compiler
sed Super-useful stream editor
servicelog Provides utilities for logging service-related events
setserial Configure your serial ports with it
sg3_utils Apps for querying the sg SCSI interface
shadow Utilities to deal with user accounts
smartmontools Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) monitoring tools
sparc-utils Various sparc utilities from Debian GNU/Linux
spu-tools CELL spu ps and top alike utilities
stroke A powerful tool to change file timestamps (including ctimes)
superiotool util to detect Super I/O chips and functionality
syscriptor display misc information about your hardware
syslog-notify Notifications for syslog entries via libnotify
systemd System and service manager for Linux
systemd-readahead Split of readahead systemd implementation
systemd-sysv-utils sysvinit compatibility symlinks and manpages
sysvinit /sbin/init - parent of all processes
tcp-wrappers TCP Wrappers
texinfo The GNU info program and utilities
the_silver_searcher A code-searching tool similar to ack, but faster
timer_entropyd A timer-based entropy generator
tomoyo-tools TOMOYO Linux tools
toybox Common linux commands in a multicall binary
tuned Daemon for monitoring and adaptive tuning of system devices
turbotail Drop-in replacement for 'tail' which uses the kernel DNOTIFY-api
tuxonice-userui User Interface for TuxOnIce
uam Simple udev-based automounter for removable USB media
ucspi-proxy proxy program for two connections set up by a UCSPI server and a UCSPI client
ucspi-ssl Command-line tools for building SSL client-server applications
ucspi-tcp Collection of tools for managing UNIX services
ucspi-unix A ucspi implementation for unix sockets
udevil mount and unmount removable devices without a password
uevt UPower/UDisks Event, a lightweight desktop-independent power and disk manager
ultracopier Advanced file copying tool
unscd simple & stable nscd replacement
usb_modeswitch USB_ModeSwitch is a tool for controlling 'flip flop' (multiple devices) USB gear like UMTS sticks
usbmon Userland for USB monitoring framework
usbredir A simple TCP daemon and set of libraries for the usbredir protocol (redirecting USB traffic)
usbutils USB enumeration utilities
usermode-utilities Tools for use with Usermode Linux virtual machines
utempter App that allows non-privileged apps to write utmp (login) info
util-linux Various useful Linux utilities
v86d A daemon to run x86 code in an emulated environment
vbetool Run real-mode video BIOS code to alter hardware state (i.e. reinitialize video card)
watchdog A software watchdog and /dev/watchdog daemon
which Prints out location of specified executables that are in your path
x86info Dave Jones' handy, informative x86 CPU diagnostic utility
xinetd powerful replacement for inetd
xmbmon Mother Board Monitor Program for X Window System
yum automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems
zorroutils Zorro bus utility for Amigas running 2.1 and later kernels


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