[TUHS] Project Idea: The UNIX Programmer's Manual: Heritage Edition

Alejandro Colomar (man-pages) alx.manpages at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 00:12:26 AEST 2023

On Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 15:23 Chet Ramey <chet.ramey at case.edu> wrote:

> On 9/19/23 7:43 PM, Adam Thornton wrote:
> > Why (and when) did GNU drop the HISTORY section from its man pages?
> We never had it. It originated with 4.4 BSD, and none of us picked it up.

I recently added a HISTORY section to the Linux man-pages (chapters 2 and
3), and we moved there info that was scattered across various sections.  If
your plan includes man2 and man3, you could maybe just contribute some
extra details to those pages' HISTORY section and you're done with that
part.  We also produce a PDF book (this was done by Deri James from
gropdf): <https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/man-pages/book/>.


> --
> ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
>                  ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
> Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet at case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/
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