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<h1>The Linux <em>man-pages</em> project</h1>
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The Linux <em>man-pages</em> project documents the
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux">Linux</a>
<a href="https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel">kernel</a>
and C library interfaces that are employed by user-space programs.
With respect to the C library, the primary focus is the
<a href="https://www.gnu.org">GNU</a> C library
(<a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/libc/">glibc</a>),
although, where known,
documentation of variations in other C libraries
available for Linux is also included.
The project provides manual pages in the following sections:
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/dir_section_1.html">1: <em>User commands</em></a>; <em>man-pages</em> includes a small number of Section 1 pages that
document programs supplied by the GNU C library.
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/dir_section_2.html">2: <em>System calls</em></a>
documents the
<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/syscalls.2.html">system calls</a>
provided by the Linux kernel.
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/dir_section_3.html">3: <em>Library functions</em></a>
documents the functions provided by the standard C library.
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/dir_section_4.html">4: <em>Devices</em></a>
documents details of various devices, most of which reside in
<span class="pathname">/dev</span>.
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<li>
<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/dir_section_5.html">5: <em>Files</em></a>
describes various file formats and filesystems, and includes
<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man5/proc.5.html">proc(5)</a>,
which documents the
<span class="pathname">/proc</span>
file system.
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/dir_section_7.html">7: <em>Overviews,
conventions, and miscellaneous</em></a>.
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/dir_section_8.html">8:
<em>Superuser and system administration commands</em></a>;
<em>man-pages</em> includes a small number of Section 8 pages
that document programs supplied by the GNU C library.
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<a href="download.html">Download</a>
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<a href="https://git.kernel.org/?p=docs/man-pages/man-pages.git">CGit</a>
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/index.html">Online man pages</a>
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<a href="https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/changelog.html">Changelog</a>
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<a href="https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/docs/man-pages/man-pages.git/tree/CONTRIBUTING">Contributing</a>
&nbsp; | &nbsp;
<a href="reporting_bugs.html">Reporting bugs</a>
&nbsp; | &nbsp;
<a href="missing_pages.html">Missing pages</a>
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<a href="linux-man-ml.html">Mailing list</a>
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<a href="http://linux-man-pages.blogspot.com/">Project blog</a>
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<a href="maintaining.html">Project maintenance</a>
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<a href="code_of_conduct.html">Code of conduct</a>
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