Sunday, April 19, 2015

man-pages-3.83 is released

I've released man-pages-3.83. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

This release resulted from patches, bug reports,and  comments from 30 contributors. As well as a large number of minor fixes to more than 70 man pages, the more significant changes in man-pages-3.83 include the following:

  • A new posix_madvise(3) page documents the posix_madvise() library function.
  • The ftw(3) man page was reorganized to give primacy to the more modern nftw() function, with ftw() relegated to a few notes toward the end of the page.
  • The discussion of the /proc/PID/fdinfo file in the proc(5) man page was greatly enhanced in order to describe the information that fdinfo provides for various types of files.

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