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I'm specifically looking for du, but really, I want the usual suite of command line power tools. Which package contains those?

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coreutils provides du and other CLI tools.

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Excellent. Thanks! –  Chris R Mar 26 '11 at 18:41
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Using dpkg -S du I discovered that there is a copy of du in the Cydia libexec folder. It's not quite as nice as finding it in /bin, but it'll serve my purposes nicely. The general question is still open, though; where can I find awk, sed, and so on?

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