Wednesday, May 28, 2014

man-pages-3.68 is released

I've released man-pages-3.68. 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 larger-than-usual set of minor improvements and fixes to various pages, the notable changes in man-pages-3.68 are the following:

  • A new localedef(1) page documents the localedef command; thanks to Marko Myllynen, Richard Braakman, Alastair McKinstry, and Lars Wirzenius.
  • A number of the pages related to locales received significant updates, thanks to the efforts of Marko Myllynen.
  • Thanks to some nice scripting work, Rasmus Villemoes was able to uncover a number of subtle errors (missing "const" keywords, incorrect argument types, and so on) in the SYNOPSIS section of many pages. A large number of his patches to fix those problems were merged in this release.
  • Meanwhile, Peng Haitao continues his work on adding thread-safety information to the manual pages; by now, nearly one third of the roughly 800 Section 2 and 3 pages have an ATTRIBUTES section.

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