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What a surpriese. I need those sometimes when mailing things from cron so after a quick search around I found the (intuitive named) package that contains those utilities is sharutils.

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yum install sharutils

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Finished
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package sharutils.x86_64 0:4.6.1-2 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

========================================================================================================================================
 Package                           Arch                           Version                            Repository                    Size
========================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 sharutils                         x86_64                         4.6.1-2                            base                         203 k

Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 203 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
sharutils-4.6.1-2.x86_64.rpm                                                                                     | 203 kB     00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : sharutils                                                                                                        1/1

Installed:
  sharutils.x86_64 0:4.6.1-2

Complete!
  • Foobar

    Thanks for posting this!  Now I can go ahead with my work.

  • Tux

    This was helpful for me today. thanks