Monday, July 27, 2009

A different story: my book

For quite a long time now, I've been working on a book that covers much the same topic area as man-pages; that is, the Linux/Unix kernel-userland interface (system calls, /proc, and so on) and C library (glibc) functions.

The book is going to be comprehensive: it runs to around 1500 pages (exactly how long will depend on typesetting and page layout, which are just getting started), has 64 chapters, 116 diagrams, 85 tables, and around 250 example programs. It will be published in the first half of 2010 by No Starch Press. You can read about its ongoing progress towards publication in my other blog at To get an overview of what the book is about, read this post, and to see the table of contents of the book, read this post.

And of course, please tell people about the book!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

man-pages-3.22 is released

After a long gap without a release, I've uploaded man-pages-3.22 into the release directory (or view the online pages). This release consists entirely of fixes to existing pages.