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manpages - Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system

This package contains GNU/Linux manual pages for these sections:

4 = Devices (e.g. hd, sd).
5 = File formats and protocols, syntaxes of several system

files (e.g. wtmp, /etc/passwd, nfs).

7 = Conventions and standards, macro packages, etc.

(e.g. nroff, ascii).

Sections 1, 6 and 8 are provided by the respective applications. This package only includes the intro man page describing the section.
The man pages describe syntaxes of several system files.

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Manual pages

getent(1)

getent - get entries from Name Service Switch libraries

iconv(1)

iconv - convert text from one character encoding to another

intro(1)

intro - introduction to user commands

ldd(1)

ldd - print shared object dependencies

locale(1)

locale - get locale-specific information

localedef(1)

localedef - compile locale definition files

memusage(1)

memusage - profile memory usage of a program

memusagestat(1)

memusagestat - generate graphic from memory profiling data

mtrace(1)

mtrace - interpret the malloc trace log

pldd(1)

pldd - display dynamic shared objects linked into a process

sprof(1)

sprof - read and display shared object profiling data

intro(2)

intro - introduction to system calls

intro(3)

intro - introduction to library functions

cciss(4)

cciss - HP Smart Array block driver

console(4)

console - console terminal and virtual consoles

console_codes(4)

console_codes - Linux console escape and control sequences

console_ioctl(4)

ioctl_console - ioctls for console terminal and virtual consoles

cpuid(4)

cpuid - x86 CPUID access device

dsp56k(4)

dsp56k - DSP56001 interface device

full(4)

full - always full device

fuse(4)

fuse - Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) device

hd(4)

hd - MFM/IDE hard disk devices

hpsa(4)

hpsa - HP Smart Array SCSI driver

initrd(4)

initrd - boot loader initialized RAM disk

intro(4)

intro - introduction to special files

lirc(4)

lirc - lirc devices

loop(4)

loop, loop-control - loop devices

lp(4)

lp - line printer devices

mem(4)

mem, kmem, port - system memory, kernel memory and system ports

mouse(4)

mouse - serial mouse interface

msr(4)

msr - x86 CPU MSR access device

null(4)

null, zero - data sink

pts(4)

ptmx, pts - pseudoterminal master and slave

ram(4)

ram - ram disk device

random(4)

random, urandom - kernel random number source devices

rtc(4)

rtc - real-time clock

sd(4)

sd - driver for SCSI disk drives

sk98lin(4)

sk98lin - Marvell/SysKonnect Gigabit Ethernet driver v6.21

smartpqi(4)

smartpqi - Microsemi Smart Family SCSI driver

st(4)

st - SCSI tape device

tty(4)

tty - controlling terminal

ttyS(4)

ttyS - serial terminal lines

tty_ioctl(4)

ioctl_tty - ioctls for terminals and serial lines

vcs(4)

vcs, vcsa - virtual console memory

veth(4)

veth - Virtual Ethernet Device

wavelan(4)

wavelan - AT&T GIS WaveLAN ISA device driver

acct(5)

acct - process accounting file

charmap(5)

charmap - character set description file

core(5)

core - core dump file

dir_colors(5)

dir_colors - configuration file for dircolors(1)

elf(5)

elf - format of Executable and Linking Format (ELF) files

filesystems(5)

filesystems - Linux filesystem types: ext, ext2, ext3, ext4, hpfs, iso9660, JFS, minix, msdos, ncpfs nfs, ntfs, proc, Reiserfs, smb, sysv, umsdos, vfat, XFS, xiafs,

gai.conf(5)

gai.conf - getaddrinfo(3) configuration file

group(5)

group - user group file

host.conf(5)

host.conf - resolver configuration file

hosts(5)

hosts - static table lookup for hostnames

hosts.equiv(5)

hosts.equiv - list of hosts and users that are granted "trusted" r command access to your system

intro(5)

intro - introduction to file formats and filesystems

issue(5)

issue - prelogin message and identification file

locale(5)

locale - describes a locale definition file

motd(5)

motd - message of the day

networks(5)

networks - network name information

nologin(5)

nologin - prevent unprivileged users from logging into the system

nss(5)

nss - Name Service Switch configuration file

nsswitch.conf(5)

nsswitch.conf - Name Service Switch configuration file

proc(5)

proc - process information pseudo-filesystem

protocols(5)

protocols - protocols definition file

repertoiremap(5)

repertoiremap - map symbolic character names to Unicode code points

resolv.conf(5)

resolv.conf - resolver configuration file

rpc(5)

rpc - RPC program number data base

securetty(5)

securetty - file which lists terminals from which root can log in

services(5)

services - Internet network services list

shells(5)

shells - pathnames of valid login shells

slabinfo(5)

slabinfo - kernel slab allocator statistics

sysfs(5)

sysfs - a filesystem for exporting kernel objects

termcap(5)

termcap - terminal capability database

ttytype(5)

ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping

tzfile(5)

tzfile - timezone information

utmp(5)

utmp, wtmp - login records

intro(6)

intro - introduction to games

address_families(7)

address_families - socket address families (domains)

aio(7)

aio - POSIX asynchronous I/O overview

armscii-8(7)

armscii-8 - Armenian character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

arp(7)

arp - Linux ARP kernel module.

ascii(7)

ascii - ASCII character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

attributes(7)

attributes - POSIX safety concepts

boot(7)

boot - System bootup process based on UNIX System V Release 4

bootparam(7)

bootparam - introduction to boot time parameters of the Linux kernel

bpf-helpers(7)

BPF-HELPERS - list of eBPF helper functions

capabilities(7)

capabilities - overview of Linux capabilities

cgroups(7)

cgroups - Linux control groups

cgroup_namespaces(7)

cgroup_namespaces - overview of Linux cgroup namespaces

charsets(7)

charsets - character set standards and internationalization

complex(7)

complex - basics of complex mathematics

cp1251(7)

cp1251 - CP 1251 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

cp1252(7)

cp1252 - CP 1252 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

cpuset(7)

cpuset - confine processes to processor and memory node subsets

credentials(7)

credentials - process identifiers

ddp(7)

ddp - Linux AppleTalk protocol implementation

environ(7)

environ - user environment

epoll(7)

epoll - I/O event notification facility

fanotify(7)

fanotify - monitoring filesystem events

feature_test_macros(7)

feature_test_macros - feature test macros

fifo(7)

fifo - first-in first-out special file, named pipe

futex(7)

futex - fast user-space locking

glob(7)

glob - globbing pathnames

hier(7)

hier - description of the filesystem hierarchy

hostname(7)

hostname - hostname resolution description

icmp(7)

icmp - Linux IPv4 ICMP kernel module.

inode(7)

inode - file inode information

inotify(7)

inotify - monitoring filesystem events

intro(7)

intro - introduction to overview and miscellany section

ip(7)

ip - Linux IPv4 protocol implementation

ipc_namespaces(7)

ipc_namespaces - overview of Linux IPC namespaces

ipv6(7)

ipv6 - Linux IPv6 protocol implementation

iso_8859-1(7)

iso_8859-1 - ISO 8859-1 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-10(7)

iso_8859-10 - ISO 8859-10 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-11(7)

iso_8859-11 - ISO 8859-11 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-13(7)

iso_8859-13 - ISO 8859-13 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-14(7)

iso_8859-14 - ISO 8859-14 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-15(7)

iso_8859-15 - ISO 8859-15 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-16(7)

iso_8859-16 - ISO 8859-16 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-2(7)

iso_8859-2 - ISO 8859-2 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-3(7)

iso_8859-3 - ISO 8859-3 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-4(7)

iso_8859-4 - ISO 8859-4 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-5(7)

iso_8859-5 - ISO 8859-5 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-6(7)

iso_8859-6 - ISO 8859-6 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-7(7)

iso_8859-7 - ISO 8859-7 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-8(7)

iso_8859-8 - ISO 8859-8 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

iso_8859-9(7)

iso_8859-9 - ISO 8859-9 character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

keyrings(7)

keyrings - in-kernel key management and retention facility

koi8-r(7)

koi8-r - Russian character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

koi8-u(7)

koi8-u - Ukrainian character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadecimal

libc(7)

libc - overview of standard C libraries on Linux

locale(7)

locale - description of multilanguage support

mailaddr(7)

mailaddr - mail addressing description

man(7)

man - macros to format man pages

man-pages(7)

man-pages - conventions for writing Linux man pages

math_error(7)

math_error - detecting errors from mathematical functions

mdoc(7)

mdoc - semantic markup language for formatting manual pages

mdoc.samples(7)

mdoc.samples - tutorial sampler for writing BSD manuals with -mdoc

mount_namespaces(7)

mount_namespaces - overview of Linux mount namespaces

mq_overview(7)

mq_overview - overview of POSIX message queues

namespaces(7)

namespaces - overview of Linux namespaces

netdevice(7)

netdevice - low-level access to Linux network devices

netlink(7)

netlink - communication between kernel and user space (AF_NETLINK)

network_namespaces(7)

network_namespaces - overview of Linux network namespaces

nptl(7)

nptl - Native POSIX Threads Library

numa(7)

numa - overview of Non-Uniform Memory Architecture

operator(7)

operator - C operator precedence and order of evaluation

packet(7)

packet - packet interface on device level

path_resolution(7)

path_resolution - how a pathname is resolved to a file

persistent-keyring(7)

persistent-keyring - per-user persistent keyring

pid_namespaces(7)

pid_namespaces - overview of Linux PID namespaces

pipe(7)

pipe - overview of pipes and FIFOs

pkeys(7)

pkeys - overview of Memory Protection Keys

posixoptions(7)

posixoptions - optional parts of the POSIX standard

process-keyring(7)

process-keyring - per-process shared keyring

pthreads(7)

pthreads - POSIX threads

pty(7)

pty - pseudoterminal interfaces

random(7)

random - overview of interfaces for obtaining randomness

raw(7)

raw - Linux IPv4 raw sockets

regex(7)

regex - POSIX.2 regular expressions

rtld-audit(7)

rtld-audit - auditing API for the dynamic linker

rtnetlink(7)

rtnetlink - Linux IPv4 routing socket

sched(7)

sched - overview of CPU scheduling

sem_overview(7)

sem_overview - overview of POSIX semaphores

session-keyring(7)

session-keyring - session shared process keyring

shm_overview(7)

shm_overview - overview of POSIX shared memory

sigevent(7)

sigevent - structure for notification from asynchronous routines

signal(7)

signal - overview of signals

signal-safety(7)

signal-safety - async-signal-safe functions

socket(7)

socket - Linux socket interface

sock_diag(7)

sock_diag - obtaining information about sockets

spufs(7)

spufs - SPU filesystem

standards(7)

XStandards - X Window System Standards and Specifications

suffixes(7)

suffixes - list of file suffixes

svipc(7)

svipc - System V interprocess communication mechanisms

symlink(7)

symlink - symbolic link handling

sysvipc(7)

sysvipc - System V interprocess communication mechanisms

tcp(7)

tcp - TCP protocol

termio(7)

termio - System V terminal driver interface

thread-keyring(7)

thread-keyring - per-thread keyring

time(7)

time - overview of time and timers

udp(7)

udp - User Datagram Protocol for IPv4

udplite(7)

udplite - Lightweight User Datagram Protocol

unicode(7)

unicode - universal character set

units(7)

units - decimal and binary prefixes

unix(7)

unix - sockets for local interprocess communication

uri(7)

uri, url, urn - uniform resource identifier (URI), including a URL or URN

user-keyring(7)

user-keyring - per-user keyring

user-session-keyring(7)

user-session-keyring - per-user default session keyring

user_namespaces(7)

user_namespaces - overview of Linux user namespaces

utf-8(7)

UTF-8 - an ASCII compatible multibyte Unicode encoding

uts_namespaces(7)

uts_namespaces - overview of Linux UTS namespaces

vdso(7)

vdso - overview of the virtual ELF dynamic shared object

vsock(7)

vsock - Linux VSOCK address family

x25(7)

x25 - ITU-T X.25 / ISO-8208 protocol interface.

xattr(7)

xattr - Extended attributes

iconvconfig(8)

iconvconfig - create iconv module configuration cache

intro(8)

intro - introduction to administration and privileged commands

ld.so(8)

ld.so, ld-linux.so - dynamic linker/loader

ldconfig(8)

ldconfig - configure dynamic linker run-time bindings

sln(8)

sln - create symbolic links

tzselect(8)

tzselect - select a timezone

zdump(8)

zdump - timezone dumper

zic(8)

zic - timezone compiler

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