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Re: Contents of /usr/share/man/man2 is empty
- From: Paul McFerrin <pmcferrin at columbus dot rr dot com>
- To: Andy Koppe <andy dot koppe at gmail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 16:36:43 -0400
- Subject: Re: Contents of /usr/share/man/man2 is empty
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I already found a source: http://www.bigbiz.com/cgi-bin/listman?2 which
contains ascii formatted man pages for Linux. I used curl(1) to
download the man pages, converted back to man(1) format, and installed
them. I'm sure there are other pages besides the syscall version. At
least I have a more current copy. My old version is at least 10 years
old. Before B20 of Cygwin.
Is Linux open-source?? Is is legal/possible to use these applicable pages?
Andy Koppe wrote:
2009/10/18 Paul McFerrin:
Yes, it is an emulation of a Kernel
No, there is no _syscall interface into the kernel as there is on
Linux and elsewhere. Cygwin emulates the C library layer instead.
However, looking at my Debian system after installing the
'manpages-dev' package, 'man 2' is actually taken to mean 'library
system calls', i.e. it contains all the C-level wrappers around the
actual syscalls. Those include many standard POSIX functions that
Cygwin does implement, i.e. the likes of fork() and mknod().
So I guess a volunteer is needed to identify the pages that do apply
and package them up.
Apart from that, I find the POSIX spec is a great resource for this
sort of thing, e.g.:
And there are various online versions of the Linux man pages, e.g.:
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