Thursday, July 23, 2015

man-pages-4.01 is released

I've released man-pages-4.01. 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 nearly 50 contributors. As well as a large number of minor fixes to over 100 man pages, the more significant changes in man-pages-4.01 include the following:

  • A new bpf(2) man page documents the bpf() system call. This page was primarily written by Alexei Starovoitov, the author of the system call.
  • The queue(3) page has been updated (by reimporting and editing a recent FreeBSD version of the man page) to include a number of functions that were formerly undocumented.
  • Thread-safety information was added to more than 50 man pages, bringing the total number of pages that carry this information to over 500.
  • Marko Myllynen provided substantial updates for the locale(5) man page, so that it now provides near-complete documentation of the format of locale definition files.