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Re: Patch to make generated manpages use GFDL (fwd)


On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 10:29:01PM -0500, Andrew Pinski wrote:
> Actually 5 is also files on BSDs. 
> 
> Here is what FreeBSD says are the sections(from 
> www.freebsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi) 
> and OpenBSD agrees with them (http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi): 
> 
> 1 - General Commands 
> 2 - System Calls 
> 3 - Subroutines 
> 4 - Special Files 
> 5 - File Formats 
> 6 - Games 
> 7 - Macros and Conventions 
> 8 - Maintenance Commands 
> 9 - Kernel Interface 
> n - New Commands 

That are the traditional manpage sections as from at least v6 onwards
(without 9 & n).  Today all BSD systems and Linux use it.  Commercial
unix versions all have a very strange manpage ordering (e.g. OpenServer
usually has non-numerical sections like 'C', ór 'ADM').

Just go with the traditional sections is my suggestion.

	Christoph

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