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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
> 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.
Whip me. Beat me. Make me maintain AIX.