Thursday, August 13, 2020

man-pages-5.08 is released

I've released man-pages-5.08. 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, reviews, and comments from more than 30 contributors. The release includes more than 190 commits that change around 340 pages.

The most notable of the changes in man-pages-5.08 are the following:

  • Dave Martin added documentation of some arm64-specific prctl() operations to the prctl(2) manual page.
  • Aleksa Sarai added some documentation of magic links to the symlink(7) page.
  • I've added documentation on the use of PID file descriptors with setns() to the setns(2) page.
  • I've made various typographical fixes to many manual pages so that certain characters render better on the terminal or in PDF-format, or both.

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