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Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:20:25 -0700
From: Isaac <>
To: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
Subject: Re: status of POSIX man pages? (was: Request for volunteers)

On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 03:08:52AM +0200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> Gidday,
> 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.)
> > 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
> weeks.
I'm curious what the status of this is. Do you have the sources yet?

(BTW, if you haven't got them yet, I noticed these:
and a few others that refer to use of groff with the mm macros.)

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

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