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What is the number means?

gao
Hi,

I'd like ask a dumb question: I see there are many things in Postfix
which named as pipe(8), smtp(5), lmtp(8). So what is number 5 or 8 mean?
Version number?

Gao

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Re: [postfix-users] What is the number means?

Kiss Gabor (Bitman)
> I'd like ask a dumb question: I see there are many things in Postfix which
> named as pipe(8), smtp(5), lmtp(8). So what is number 5 or 8 mean? Version
> number?

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3586/what-do-the-numbers-in-a-man-page-mean

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Re: What is the number means?

Michael Munger
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Linux man page numbers.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3586/what-do-the-numbers-in-a-man-page-mean#3587


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On 12/02/2016 04:26 PM, Gao wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like ask a dumb question: I see there are many things in Postfix
> which named as pipe(8), smtp(5), lmtp(8). So what is number 5 or 8
> mean? Version number?
>
> Gao
>

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Re: What is the number means?

Wietse Venema
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Gao:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like ask a dumb question: I see there are many things in Postfix
> which named as pipe(8), smtp(5), lmtp(8). So what is number 5 or 8 mean?
> Version number?

The numbers refer to sections in the UNIX programmer's manual. The
convention used in Postfix dates from the late 1970s. I approximate
the convention from 4.2BSD (SunOS and Ultrix): 1=commands, 2=syscalls,
3-libraries, 5=file formats, 8=daemons.

        Wietse
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Re: What is the number means?

gao
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Thanks.


Gao


On 2016-12-02 01:34 PM, Michael Munger wrote:

> Linux man page numbers.
>
> http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3586/what-do-the-numbers-in-a-man-page-mean#3587
>
>
> Michael Munger, dCAP, MCPS, MCNPS, MBSS
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> On 12/02/2016 04:26 PM, Gao wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'd like ask a dumb question: I see there are many things in Postfix
>> which named as pipe(8), smtp(5), lmtp(8). So what is number 5 or 8
>> mean? Version number?
>>
>> Gao
>>

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Re: What is the number means?

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> On 12/02/2016 04:26 PM, Gao wrote:
> > I'd like ask a dumb question: I see there are many things in
> > Postfix which named as pipe(8), smtp(5), lmtp(8). So what is
> > number 5 or 8 mean? Version number?
> >
On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 04:34:04PM -0500, Michael Munger wrote:
> Linux man page numbers.

Actually, no.  See Wietse's post.  Linux man page sections differ
somewhat from the BSD standard used by Postfix.  The most notable
difference is that the Linux convention would put the superuser
commands (such as postfix(1) and postsuper(1)) in section 8 of the
manual along with the daemons.
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Re: What is the number means?

@lbutlr
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On 12/2/16 2:34 PM, Michael Munger wrote:

> Linux man page numbers.

The man page numbers have nothing to do with Linux.