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Re: Getting all "man" pages?
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- To: brettporter at yahoo dot com, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:41:36 -0500
- Subject: Re: Getting all "man" pages?
- References: <email@example.com>
It's mostly resource I'd say. Keep in mind however that Cygwin
has it's own C runtime and there's not necessarily a 1-to-1 mapping
of C runtime functions in Cygwin to man pages that come with libc,
etc. Still, if you're interesting in contributing a package which
contains any or all of the "missing" man pages, I expect the
community would be willing to have them. ;-) Check out the
Cygwin web site for more information about contributing to Cygwin
if you're interested.
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
RFK Partners, Inc. http://www.rfk.com
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At 06:06 PM 2/20/2002, Brett Porter wrote:
>Is there any reason this isn't part of the cygwin
>distro.? I would have thought they went along with
>I can think of a couple of reasons: size, extra
>maintenance time. Both fair enough. But I wonder if it
>isn't a hassle if it might be a good idea. I remember
>back to my DJGPP days where there was a source, binary
>and doco package - perhaps there is scope to do the
>same with Cygwin (so setup has a doco option as well
>as a source option).
>What are the thoughts on this?
> > At 02:33 PM 2/20/2002, Alan Huang wrote:
> > >Dear all,
> > > May I ask that how do I obtain most other
> > "man" pages that exist in
> > >Linux but not in Cygwin when you install Cygwin?
> > I'm especially looking for
> > >"man" documents for most C functions. eg.
> > gethostbyname() I'm sorry that I
> > >might be asking stupid, newbie questions, but I
> > really couldn't find the
> > >solution to it...
> > Pull them from your favorite GNU mirror and untar
> > them into a directory that
> > man looks at.
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