GNU C Library
The GNU C Library
The GNU C Library (glibc) is the standard C library of the GNU system. It defines the system calls and other basic functionality necessary to write programs in the C language. It handles low-level functionality that communicates with the kernel, such as process and file management, as well as higher-level functionality such as string manipulation or command-line argument handling.
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.
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git clone git://sourceware.org/git/glibc.git
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|License:LGPLv2.1orlater||Bendikker||21 May 2010|
|License:GPLv2orlater||Bendikker||17 May 2018|
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|Debian (Ref) (R)||https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/r-cran-getopt|
|VCS Repository Webview||https://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git|
|Ruby (Ref) (R)||https://rubygems.org/gems/getopt|
|Python (Ref) (R)||https://pypi.org/project/glibc|
|R (Ref) (R)||https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/getopt|
|Debian (Ref) (R)||https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/glibc|
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