Tuesday, December 22, 2020

man-pages-5.10 is released

Starting with this release, Alejandro (Alex) Colomar has joined me as project comaintainer, and we've released man-pages-5.10. 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 around 25 contributors. The release includes just over 150 commits that changed around 140 pages.

The most notable of the changes in man-pages-5.10 are the following:

  • I've added documentation of the faccessat2() system call (new in Linux 5.10) to the access(2) manual page.
  •  I've added a new subsection to the signal(7) manual page that provides a "big picture" of what happens when a signal handler is executed.