These are the GNU file management utilities. Most of these programs
have significant advantages over their Unix counterparts, such as
greater speed, additional options, and fewer arbitrary limits.
The programs that can be built with this package are: chgrp, chown,
chmod, cp, dd, df, du, install, ln, dir, vdir, ls, mkdir, mvdir,
mkfifo, mknod, mv, rm, rmdir and touch. But mvdir is built only on
systems that lack the rename system call.
The programs cat, cut, expand, head, paste, split, tac, tail and
unexpand, which used to be part of the fileutils, are now part of the
textutils. Cmp is now part of the diff distribution.