GNU C Library
The GNU C Library (glibc) is the standard system C library for the GNU system. It provides the system API for all programs written in C and C-compatible languages. And the runtime facilities of other programming languages use the C library to access the underlying operating system.
The GNU C Library implements much of the POSIX.1 functionality in the GNU system, using configurations i86-*-gnu. The current GNU/Hurd support requires out-of-tree patches that will eventually be incorporated into an official GNU C Library release.
It is one of the most important components of the GNU operating system and its variants GNU/Linux. It is used by almost all C programs and provides the most essential program interface.
DocumentationC Library reference manual available online from http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/ and in printed form from https://order.fsf.org/#manuals or 1-617-542-5942
This is a GNU package:libc
released on 7 September 2014
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|LGPL||Kelly Hopkins||21 May 2010|
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 September 2014.
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