moreutils - additional Unix utilities

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Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename moreutils_0.62-1_amd64.deb
Package name moreutils
Package version 0.62
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 58.64 KB
Installed size 205.00 KB
This is a growing collection of the Unix tools that nobody thought
to write long ago, when Unix was young.
So far, it includes the following utilities:
- chronic: runs a command quietly unless it fails
- combine: combine the lines in two files using boolean operations
- errno: look up errno names and descriptions
- ifdata: get network interface info without parsing ifconfig output
- ifne: run a program if the standard input is not empty
- isutf8: check if a file or standard input is utf-8
- lckdo: execute a program with a lock held
- mispipe: pipe two commands, returning the exit status of the first
- parallel: run multiple jobs at once
- pee: tee standard input to pipes
- sponge: soak up standard input and write to a file
- ts: timestamp standard input
- vidir: edit a directory in your text editor
- vipe: insert a text editor into a pipe
- zrun: automatically uncompress arguments to command


Package Version Architecture Repository
moreutils_0.62-1_i386.deb 0.62 i386 Ubuntu Universe
moreutils - - -


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libc6 >= 2.14
libipc-run-perl -
perl:any -


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lckdo -


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lckdo -


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Binary Package moreutils_0.62-1_amd64.deb
Source Package moreutils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install moreutils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install moreutils




2018-04-06 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.62-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (0.62):
+ chronic: Flush output more often to better preserve stdout,err ordering.
+ ts: Add -m option to use monotonic clock.
+ ts: Added %.T format like %T but with hi-res.
+ pee: Ignore SIGPIPE and write errors caused by the command not
consuming all its input. Closes: #697052
+ chronic: document return value semantics of -e option. Closes: #867167
+ vidir: reword man page to more explicit mention 'file' args.
Closes: #885221
+ pee: Don't buffer input, bringing behavior into line with tee.
* Remove obsolete is-utf8 patch
* Mark moreutils Multi-Arch: foreign. Closes: #893880,
thanks to Helmut Grohne <>
* debian/copyright: update URI: http → https
* Bump standards to 4.1.3 (no changes required)
* Use debhelper 11
* debian/rules: use dpkg-buildflags for hardening
* parallel: fix minor typo (patch)
* Use https in homepage URI
* is_utf8: fix allow-hardening-flags patch
* Override lintian tag hardening-no-fortify functions for usr/bin/ifne
2017-01-01 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.60-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (0.60):
isutf8: new implementation, Closes: #691330
2016-04-11 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.59-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (0.59):
chronic: New options -v (stdout/stderr verbosity) and -e (display any
stderr, not just on non-null return value)
* debian/copyright: update copyright year
* debian/control: bump standards to 3.9.8 (no changes required)
2016-03-01 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.58-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (0.58):
+ OpenBSD compile fix.
+ ts: Quiet perl's complaints about utf-8. Closes: #812143
2015-07-16 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.57-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (0.57); no functional changes.
2015-06-04 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.56-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version:
* ifdata: Fix error messages when a non-existent network interface
is queried. Closes: #386754
* errno.docbook: Fix typo. Closes: #749399
* vidir: Create missing target directories. Closes: #728688
* All patches applied upstream
* Upload to unstable
2015-04-17 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.55-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* errno.docbook: fix typo (Closes: #749399) (upstream patch)
* ifdata: descriptive non-exist netdev error msg (Closes: #386754)
(upstream patch)
* vidir: Create missing target directories (Closes: #728688)
2015-01-28 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.55-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
* parallel: serialise output through internal pipe (Closes: #704125).
* sponge: add append option '-a' (Closes: #623197),
thanks, Michael Stummvoll.
* sponge: make '-a' atomically, if possible.
* copyright and URL updates.
* Add preliminary watch file (download does not work).
2014-12-02 - Nicolas Schier <>
moreutils (0.54-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Set debhelper compat to 9.
* Remove unused lines from debian/rules.
* New maintainer (Closes: #768529).
* Update copyright.
* Set source format to '3.0 (quilt)'.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes required).
* New upstream version (0.54).
Includes a vidir bug fix (Closes: #654326).
2014-11-08 - Joey Hess <>
moreutils (0.53) unstable; urgency=medium
* Orphaned the Debian package.

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