I've been thinking about discontinuing the use of GNU Coreutils on my Linux systems, but to be honest, unlike many other GNU components, I can't think of any alternatives (on Linux). What alternatives are there to GNU coreutils? will I need more than one package? Links to the project are a must, bonus points for naming distro packages.
Also please don't suggest things unless you know they work on Linux, and can reference instructions. I doubt I'll be switching kernels soon, and I'm much too lazy for anything much beyond a straightforward
./configure; make; make install. I'm certainly not going to hack C for it.
warning: if you're distro uses coreutils removing them could break the way your distro functions. However not having them be first in your
$PATH shouldn't break things, as most scripts should use absolute paths.