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<h3><font face="arial,helvetica">&nbsp;Linux Manual
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$mpver="[unknown -- internal error]";
$fp=fopen(".man-pages-latest-version", "r");
if ($fp)
$mpver=str_replace("\n", "", fgets($fp, 100));
if (file_exists("man-pages-$mpver.tar.gz"))
if ($gz_stat)
$gz_size=" (" . round($gz_stat[7] / 1024.0 / 1024.0, 1) . "Mb)";
if (file_exists("man-pages-$mpver.tar.bz2"))
if ($bz2_stat)
$bz2_size=" (" . round($bz2_stat[7] / 1024.0 / 1024.0, 1) . "Mb)";
<p>The Linux Documentation Project maintains an archive of
snaphots of the (English language) <a href=
"http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/">core Linux manual
pages</a> that are maintained by <a href=
"mailto:mtk.manpages-AT-gmail.com">Michael Kerrisk</a>.
Corrections and additions <a href=
welcome</a>, but review the "<a href=
Wanted</a>" list, first.</p>
<p>Man pages belonging to programs are usually distributed
together with those programs. Therefore, the core Linux
<tt>man-pages</tt> mainly contains the pages for system
calls and library routines, special devices, and file
formats. However, it also contains documentation for a few
programs, in cases where the authors or maintainers of the
program do not distribute man pages themselves.</p>
<p>The latest version is <strong><script language="php">
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echo " <small>(<a href=\"man-pages-$mpver.tar.gz\">TLDP mirror</a>)</small>"
</script></strong>, or <strong><script language="php">
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echo " <small>(<a href=\"man-pages-$mpver.tar.bz2\">TLDP mirror</a>)</small>"
</script></strong>. Older snapshots are archived in TLDP's
<strong><a href=".">manpages</a></strong> directory.</p>
<h2>HTML/Web versions of Linux man pages</h2>
<p>Man pages are authored using the traditional <a href=
"http://www.troff.org/">troff</a> typesetting format, which
dates back to the early days of UNIX. There are several
sources for man pages in the more modern HTML format.</p>
<p>A tarball containing an HTML-based compilation
consisting of core <tt>man-pages</tt>, and several other
sources, can be downloaded from the <a href=
"man-html">man-html</a> directory. Sam Varshavchik
maintains a browsable/searchable version of this
compilation at <a href=
<p>Other useful search and/or indexed compilations of man
pages can be found at:</p>
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