Tuesday, June 22, 2021

man-pages-5.12 released

Alex Colomar and I have released released man-pages-5.12. 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 40 contributors. The release includes more than 300 commits that changed around 180 manual pages.

The most notable of the changes in man-pages-5.12 are the following:

  • A very large number of global edits by Alex Colomar to the SYNOPSIS section of many manual pages. These include changes to the way the system calls that have no wrapper function in glibc are documented, as well more precise information about which header files are needed, and why, by various APIs.
  • A new seccomp_unotify(2) page, written by me (with help from Tycho Andersen, Jann Horn, Kees Cook, Christian Brauner, and Sargun Dhillon), that documents the seccomp user-space notification feature.
  • Alex Colomar wrote a new MAX(3) manual page documenting the MAX() and MIN() functions provided by glibc.
  • Alex Colomar added a documentation of a number of further types to the system_data_types(7) page.

Special thanks to Alex, who was once again the largest contributor in this release!

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