Tuesday, June 9, 2020

man-pages-5.07 is released

I've released man-pages-5.07. The release tarball is available on kernel.org. The browsable online pages can be found on man7.org. The Git repository for man-pages is available on kernel.org.

This release resulted from patches, bug reports, reviews, and comments from more than 80 contributors. The release includes more than 380 commits that change more than 380 pages. One new page was added in this release, and one page was removed.

The most notable of the changes in man-pages-5.07 are the following:

  • A new ioctl_fslabel(2) page, written by Eric Sandeen, adds documentation of ioctl() operations for getting and setting filesystem labels.
  • The ioctl_list(2) page has been removed. This page was first added more than 20 years ago, and provided a minimal amount of information about the ioctl() operations available at that time. Since that time it has seen hardly any updates, and is by now very much out of date. The fact that I received few complaints about the page is indicative that no-one really cares about its contents, and it seems appropriate to remove it.
  • The adjtimex(2) page adds documentation of the clock_adjtime() system call; thanks to Arnd Bergmann.
  • Many updates to the fanotify manual pages, thanks to Amir Goldstein.