GNU C Library
Library for use with GNU/Hurd and GNU/Linux
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.
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 5 February 2017
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|License:LGPL||Kelly Hopkins||21 May 2010|
Leaders and contributors
|C Library Steering Committee||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=glibc|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 February 2017.