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Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 03:08:52 +0200
From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
	Rich Felker <>, Michael Kerrisk <>
Subject: Re: Request for volunteers


On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Felix Janda <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Rich Felker wrote:
>> > >What might be better for the near future is to get the POSIX man pages
>> > >project updated to match POSIX-2008+TC1 so that users of musl who want
>> > >man pages for libc functions can install them and have them match the
>> > >current version.
>> >
>> > I note that the guy who did the posix man pages ten years ago was:
>> > Michael Kerrisk.

(To be more precise, it was Andries Brouwer, the previous maintainer,
who carried out the task shortly before I took over.)

>> Maybe someone should contact him about all the stuff we're discussing.
> I asked him some time ago about the posix man pages and offered help with the
> conversion.
> He has interest in creating new posix man pages for the SUSV4 TC1. The status
> from beginning of June was that he had contacted The Open Group asking for
> permission. Possibly, we might get troff sources.

As of a few days ago, the necessary permissions are granted. I do not
yet have the source files (and so am unsure of the source format), but
I expect that they will become available to us in the next couple of

> (He also told me that the conversion for the previous posix man pages were done
> before he had become their maintainer.)
> I CC'ed him so that he knows about this discussion.

Thank you, Felix.



Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
Author of "The Linux Programming Interface";

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