|| ||Michael Kerrisk <email@example.com>|
|| ||lkml <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||man-pages-2.71 and man-pages-2.72 are released|
|| ||Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:46:54 +0100|
Repeating some old news:
* man-pages now has a website:
The site includes HTML versions of the current set of man-pages.
* Since man-pages-2.69, each man page now includes a COLOPHON
section at the end of the page which indicates the version of
man-pages in which this page is released, and also contains a
pointer to the man-pages web site.
* The list email@example.com has been created for
the purpose of discussing Linux man page bugs, patches,
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Back to the news as usual...
I recently released man-pages-2.71 and man-pages-2.72.
These releases are now available for download at:
(Note the s/manpages/man-pages/ in these paths;
a symlink with the old path will exist for
a limited time.)
Changes in these releases can be seen at
Many of the changes in these releases consist of formatting and consistency
fixes. A few of the changes that may be of interest to readers of this
list are summarized below.
(man-pages maintenance is supported by Google, as a Google engineer 20%
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.71 ====================
Replaced the use of mdoc macros on these pages with man
macros. The only pages in man-pages that still use
mdoc macros are mdoc.7 and mdoc.samples.7.
Typographical or grammatical errors have been corrected in several places.
Changes to individual pages
Document the F_DUPFD_CLOEXEC operation, which is
new in kernel 2.6.24.
==================== Changes in man-pages-2.72 ====================
mtk, after a note by Alex Tuninga
A fairly significant rewrite to clarify operation of abort().
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