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miscellaneous(7) [bsd man page]

INTRO(7)						 Miscellaneous Information Manual						  INTRO(7)

miscellaneous - miscellaneous useful information pages DESCRIPTION
This section contains miscellaneous documentation, mostly in the area of text processing macro packages for troff(1). ascii map of ASCII character set environ user environment eqnchar special character definitions for eqn hier file system hierarchy mailaddr mail addressing description man macros to typeset manual pages me macros for formatting papers ms macros for formatting manuscripts term conventional names for terminals 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 20, 1985 INTRO(7)

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INTRO(3)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							  INTRO(3)

intro - introduction to library functions DESCRIPTION
Section 3 of the manual describes all library functions excluding the library functions (system call wrappers) described in section 2, which implement system calls. Many of the functions described in the section are part of the Standard C Library (libc). Some functions are part of other libraries (e.g., the math library, libm, or the real-time library, librt) in which case the manual page will indicate the linker option needed to link against the required library (e.g., -lm and -lrt, respectively, for the aforementioned libraries). In some cases, the programmer must define a feature test macro in order to obtain the declaration of a function from the header file speci- fied in the man page SYNOPSIS section. (Where required, these feature test macros must be defined before including any header files.) In such cases, the required macro is described in the man page. For further information on feature test macros, see feature_test_macros(7). CONFORMING TO
Certain terms and abbreviations are used to indicate UNIX variants and standards to which calls in this section conform. See standards(7). NOTES
Authors and copyright conditions Look at the header of the manual page source for the author(s) and copyright conditions. Note that these can be different from page to page! SEE ALSO
intro(2), errno(3), capabilities(7), credentials(7), environ(7), feature_test_macros(7), libc(7), math_error(7), path_resolution(7), pthreads(7), signal(7), standards(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at Linux 2010-11-11 INTRO(3)

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