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|binutils||2.11||Various utilities||Not all utilities available on all platforms. Click here for a list.|
|bison||1.28||Replacement for yacc|
|findutils||4.1||Search for files|| Installed as |
|flex||2.5.4a||Replacement for lex|
|gawk||3.0.4||Replacement for awk|
|gettext||0.10.37||Multilingual code support|
|ggrep||2.4.2||Search files for patterns|
|gmake||3.79.1||Replacement for make|
|groff||1.17||Replacement for nroff||Not available on hpux, irix|
|less||3.58||Replacement for more|| Application name is |
|texinfo||4.0||Generate/view GNU info files|