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What Debian standard system utilities include

Category: Linux     Tag: Debian   Linux   Commands  
By: David     On: Tue 28 July 2015      Pageviews: 6683

When installing Debian 8, there is a software selection page where "standard system utilities" is preselected for you. Ever wondered what that package includes? Use tasksel to find out.
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In Debian terminal, run

tasksel --task-packages standard

This command seems to only work if "standard system utilities" was not installed during Debian installation. It will list what is included in "standard system utilities":

  • apt-listchanges
  • lsof
  • mlocate
  • w3m
  • at
  • libswitch-perl
  • xz-utils
  • telnet
  • dc
  • bsd-mailx
  • file
  • exim4-config
  • m4
  • bc
  • dnsutils
  • exim4
  • python2.7
  • openssh-client
  • aptitude
  • bash-completion
  • python
  • host
  • install-info
  • bzip2
  • reportbug
  • krb5-locales
  • bind9-host
  • time
  • info
  • liblockfile-bin
  • whois
  • aptitude-common
  • patch
  • ncurses-term
  • mutt
  • mime-support
  • exim4-daemon-light
  • ftp
  • nfs-common
  • python-reportbug
  • rpcbind
  • texinfo
  • python-minimal
  • procmail
  • libclass-isa-perl
  • python-apt
  • python-support
  • exim4-base
  • debian-faq
  • doc-debian