Wednesday, June 25, 2008

man-pages-3.01 is released

I've uploaded man-pages-3.01 into the release directory (or view the online pages).

Notable changes in man-pages-3.01 are:

  • A new hostname(7) page (based on the FreeBSD page) describing hostname resolution.
  • A new symlink(7) page (heavily modified from the original FreeBSD page) describing symbolic links.
  • A rewritten acct(5) page providing much more detail on the information written to the process accounting file.
  • The getrlimit(2) page adds a description of RLIMIT_RTTIME limit, new in Linux 2.6.25.
  • The mkstemp(3) page adds a description of mkostemp(), new in glibc 2.7.
  • The core(5) page adds a description (and an example program for) of the core_pattern pipe syntax, which appeared in Linux 2.6.19, and documents /proc/PID/coredump_filter, new in kernel 2.6.23.
  • The proc(5) page adds details for a number of previously undocumented /proc interfaces, including /proc/PID/oom_score, /proc/PID/oom_adj, /proc/PID/limits, /proc/PID/fdinfo/*, /proc/PID/mountinfo, /proc/PID/mountstats, and /proc/PID/status.
  • The time(7) page enhances the discussion of jiffies, and adds a section on high-resolution timers.
  • The unix(7) page adds a clear description of the three types of address that can appear in the sockaddr_un structure: pathname, unnamed, and abstract.
  • Many other pages saw significant changes, including brk(2), chmod(2), chown(2), nanosleep(2), open(2), sched_setscheduler(2), syscalls(2), ftime(3), getaddrinfo(3), inet(3), inet_pton(3), scanf(3), strerror(3), random(4), and locale(5).

1 comment:

Lars Rune Nøstdal said...

thank you (and everyone involved) for this!