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Re: misc/42349: libmagic/magic man page cross-ref. errors

The following reply was made to PR misc/42349; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
Subject: Re: misc/42349: libmagic/magic man page cross-ref. errors
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:09:57 +0100

 On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 06:10:00PM +0000, bharder wrote:
 > >Number:         42349
 > >Category:       misc
 > >Synopsis:       libmagic, file manpages have inconsistent ref. to 
 > >magic(4|5).
 > >Description:
 >      libmagic and file manpages make reference to magic file as magic(4); 
 > magic man page is currently filed as magic(5). Further title shown in 
 > libmagic shows as "magic(3)", but "man 3 magic" has no entry.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 >      Review manual pages.
 > >Fix:
 >      is magic file description of section 4 or 5? Fix header in libmagic man 
 > page, or make another entry to reflect header?
 I've checked on current.
 The file format is described in magic(5), as it should be.
 I only found references to magic(5), not 4 or 3.
 I've changed the internally displayed name of the libmagic man page to
 match its file name, so it's now "libmagic(3)", which should avoid the
 I haven't looked at 5.0, since I don't have one running.

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