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Re: cygwin-man

After looking at this, I think two "intro" pages would be best. Here is
my RFC for intro.3:

INTRO(3)                      Cygwin                     INTRO(3)

       intro - Introduction to the Cygwin API

       Cygwin  is  a  UNIX environment, developed by Red Hat, for
       Windows.  It consists of two parts:

       A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a UNIX  emulation  layer
       providing  substantial  UNIX  API functionality. This page
       describes the API provided by the DLL.

       A collection of tools, ported  from  UNIX,  which  provide
       UNIX/Linux  look  and feel.  This environment is described
       in the intro(1) man page.

       Cygwin is developed by volunteers collaborating  over  the
       Internet.   It   is   distributed   through   the  website The website has extensive  documen-
       tation, inlcuding FAQ, User's Guide, and API Reference. It
       should be considered the authoritative source of  informa-
       tion.  The source code, relased under the GNU General Pub-
       lic Licence, Version 2, is also availalbe from the website
       or one of the mirrors.

       Cygwin  policy  is  to  attempt  to  adhere to POSIX/SUSv2
       (Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX / The Single
       UNIX Specification, Version 2) where possible. Where these
       standards are ambiguous, Cygwin tries to mimic Linux.

       SUSv2 is available online at:

       For compatibility information  about  specific  functions,
       see the API Reference at:

       Cygwin  is in many ways hindered by the underlying differ-
       ences between UNIX and Win32 (for example, a case-insensi-
       tive file system), so complete compatibility will probably
       never be acheived.

       Cygwin is Copyright (C)  1995,  1996,  1997,  1998,  1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002 Red Hat, Inc.

       Cygwin  is  free  software; you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it under  the  terms  of  the  GNU  General  Public
       License  as  published  by  the  Free Software Foundation;
       either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

       It is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,  but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You  should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
       License; see the file COPYING. If not, write to  the  Free
       Software  Foundation,  59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
       MA  02111-1307, USA.

       The GPL is currently available online at:

       Joshua Daniel Franklin,


                          2002 April 05                  INTRO(3)

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