Thursday, August 8, 2013

man-pages-3.53 is released

I've released man-pages-3.53. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

Aside from a number of minor improvements and fixes to various pages, notable changes in man-pages-3.53 include the following:

  • A new restart_syscall(2) page documents the restart_syscall() system call. 
  • The open(2) page adds documentation of the O_PATH flag. Various other pages add documentation of the associated AT_EMPTY_PATH flag.
  • A number of improvements have been made to the perf_event_open(2) (thanks once again to Vince Weaver), ptrace(2) (thanks once again to Denys Vlasenko), and pages.
  • Various pages add information on thread-safety, thanks to the ongoing work of Peng Haitao.