Over time, I’ve found that there’s a package of things that I think of as “core” packages that should be on any Linux box, but that aren’t actually included by default.
Here’s the latest list:
$ sudo yum install git bash-completion vim-enhanced bind-utils whois telnet screen
Most are self-explanatory. If you use bash and haven’t heard of bash-completion, check it out immediately. You’ll thank me later.
bind-utils is for dig, which strikes me as something that should be a standard package, along with whois and telnet for basic network diagnostics.
What’s on your list of “core” packages?