INTRO(5) Standards, Environments, and Macros INTRO(5)


Intro, intro - introduction to miscellany


Among the topics presented in this section are:

The POSIX (IEEE) Standards and the X/Open Specifications
are described on the standards page.

The user environment (environ), the subset of the user
environment that depends on language and cultural
conventions (locale), the large file compilation
environment (lfcompile), and the transitional compilation
environment (lfcompile64) are described.

The macros to format Reference Manual pages (man and
mansun) as well as other text format macros (me, mm, and
ms) are described.

Tables of character sets (ascii, charmap, eqnchar, and
iconv), file format notation (formats), file name pattern
matching (fnmatch), and regular expressions (regex and
regexp) are presented.


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November 17, 2008 INTRO(5)