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Re: Man page sections

From: sales(at)gpz(dot)fi
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Man page sections
Date: 2000-08-21 11:10:36
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> 
> The Hermit Hacker writes:
> 
> > isn't there a doc on what each section is "meant for"?  for instance,
> > section 3 is generally where you find language man pages (ie. getopt(),
> > printf()) ...
> 
> 1 - User commands
> 2 - System calls
> 3 - C library functions
> 4 - Devices
> 5 - File formats
> 6 - Games
> 7 - Miscellaneous
> 8 - System administration commands

This is for BSD, in SysV 7 is for devices. 
l is usually for local and n for new. 
(UNIX System Administration Handbook. 2nd ed., E. Nemeth et al.)

> Doesn't make sense to me either...
> 
> --
> Peter Eisentraut                  Sernanders vÄg 10:115
> peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net                   75262 Uppsala
> http://yi.org/peter-e/            Sweden

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Vladimir Tchoukharev

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