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Karel Zak 7cdec9dff8 libuuid: (test) cleanup unused memory [coverity scan] 2 years ago
.github/workflows travis: turn on CIFuzz 2 years ago
Documentation docs: mention Coverity Scan and the Fossies codespell report 2 years ago
bash-completion bash-completion: release preparations 2 years ago
config build-sys: gtkdoc-fixxref v1.27 requires module option 5 years ago
disk-utils Subject: docs: disk-utils: change "allows to <verb>" to "allows <verb>ing" 2 years ago
include lib/path: add ul_path_is_accessible() 2 years ago
lib Fix minor typos 2 years ago
libblkid Fix minor typos 2 years ago
libfdisk More typo fixes by fossies 2 years ago
libmount More typo fixes by fossies 2 years ago
libsmartcols libsmartcols: (sample) check scols_line_set_data() return code [coverity scan] 2 years ago
libuuid libuuid: (test) close fd [coverity scan] 2 years ago
login-utils Fix minor typos 2 years ago
m4 build-sys: add missing NR underscore to UL_CHECK_SYSCALL() 3 years ago
misc-utils libuuid: (test) cleanup unused memory [coverity scan] 2 years ago
po po: merge changes 2 years ago
schedutils doc: schedutils/*: Fix some warnings from "mandoc -T lint" 2 years ago
sys-utils Subject: docs: remove unnecessary paragraph macros 2 years ago
term-utils Fix minor typos 2 years ago
tests test_tiocsti: check ioctl() return code [coverity scan] 2 years ago
text-utils col: fix output when first line does not have newline character 2 years ago
tools build-sys: add --with-cryptsetup to config-gen.d/all.conf 3 years ago
.editorconfig add .editorconfig 7 years ago
.gitignore lsirq: add new command 3 years ago travis: integrate util-linux with Coverity Scan 2 years ago
.travis.yml Merge branch 'coverity' of 2 years ago
AUTHORS docs: update AUTHORS file 2 years ago
COPYING docs: corrections to FSF license files, and postal address 11 years ago
ChangeLog docs: Correct ChangeLog URL to history log. 2 years ago cryptsetup: add option to use via dlopen in libmount 2 years ago
NEWS build-sys: release++ (v2.36-rc2) 2 years ago
README docs: add link to mail list archive 4 years ago
README.licensing docs: add GPLv3 text 3 years ago build-sys: improve bison version detection 4 years ago build-sys: release++ (v2.36-rc2) 2 years ago
util-linux.doap docs: replace FTP by HTTPS in URLs 6 years ago



util-linux is a random collection of Linux utilities

Note: for the years 2006-2010 this project was named "util-linux-ng".



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The IRC channel and Mailing list are for developers and project
maintainers. For end users it is recommended to utilize the
distribution's support system.



This project has no resources to provide support for distribution specific
issues. For end users it is recommended to utilize the distribution's
support system.


PO files are maintained by:


Standard releases:
major = fatal and deep changes
minor = typical release with new features
maint = maintenance releases; bug fixes only

Development releases:


Download archive:

SCM (Source Code Management) Repository:

Primary repository:
git clone git://

Backup repository:
git clone git://

Web interfaces:

Note: the GitHub repository may contain temporary development branches too.

The repository contains master (current development) and stable/*
(maintenance) branches only. All master or stable/* changes are always pushed
to both repositories at the same time.

Repository Branches: 'git branch -a'
master branch
- current development
- the source for stable releases when deemed ready.
- day-to-day status is: 'it works for me'. This means that its
normal state is useful but not well tested.
- long-term development or invasive changes in active development are
forked into separate 'topic' branches from the tip of 'master'.

stable/ branches
- public releases
- branch name: stable/v<major>.<minor>.
- created from the 'master' branch after two or more release
candidates and the final public release. This means that the stable
releases are committed, tagged, and reachable in 'master'.
- these branches then become forked development branches. This means
that any changes made to them diverge from the 'master' branch.
- maintenance releases are part of, and belong to, their respective
stable branch. As such, they are tags(<major>.<minor>.<maint>) and
not branches of their own. They are not part of, visible in, or
have anything to do with the 'master' development branch. In git
terminology: maintenance releases are not reachable from 'master'.
- when initially cloned (as with the 'git clone' command given above)
these branches are created as 'remote tracking branches' and are
only visible by using the -a or -r options to 'git branch'. To
create a local branch use the desired tag with this command:
'git checkout -b v2.29.2 v2.29.2'

Tags: 'git tag'
- a new tag object is created for every release.
- tag name: v<version>.
- all tags are signed by the maintainer's PGP key.

Known Bugs:
- don't use tag v2.13.1 (created and published by mistake),
use v2.13.1-REAL instead.


1) development (branch: <master>)

2) master release (tags: v2.29-rc1, v2.29-rc2, v2.29, branch: <master>)

3) development (work on v2.30, branch: <master>)

4) fork -- create a new branch <stable/v2.29> based on tag v2.29

4a) new patches or cherry-pick patches from <master> (branch: <stable/v2.29>)

4b) stable release (tag: v2.29.1, branch: <stable/v2.29>)

4c) more patches; another release (tag: v2.29.2, branch: <stable/v2.29>)

5) master release v2.30 (branch: <master>)

where 3) and 4) happen simultaneously.