Thread: Syscall documenation in Xubuntu 8.04

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    Syscall documenation in Xubuntu 8.04

    Hello!

    I recently installed Xubuntu 8.04, among other thing for programming c, but now I have discovered that the manual for C (section 2) seems to be missing. "man -s2 intro" works, but "man -s2 syscall" or "man -s2 syscalls" doesn't work. Not "man exec" or any other manpages for system calls.

    Does anyone know what package to install to get the manpages? I've tried adding "glibc-doc" but it didn't help.

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    You coudl take a peek in: /usr/include/asm/unistd.h

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    Thanks, that helps me to find the names of the syscalls, but I still don't have information on how they work.

    At work I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 and there it works, but not in Xubuntu 8.10.

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    Great! That worked!

    Thank you very much :-)

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