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Overview

GNU C Library

https://www.gnu.org/software/libc/
The GNU C Library.

The GNU C Library 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.

In GNU/Linux distributions, the C library works with the Linux kernel to implement the operating system behavior seen by user applications. In GNU Hurd, it works with a microkernel and Hurd servers.

The GNU C Library implements much of the POSIX.1 functionality in the GNU system, using configurations i[4567]86-*-gnu. The current 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.

Documentation

https://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/

https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/FAQ/

Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line

Using GCC: The GNU Compiler Collection Reference Manual, v. 3.3

Debugging with GDB: The GNU Source-Level Debugger, V 7.3.1

GCC Starter Pack



Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement



If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org


"IRC general" IRC general channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/#glibc

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Details

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Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Florian Weimer maintainer
Joseph Myers maintainer
Samuel Thibault maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/glibc
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/glibc/
Generalhttps://savannah.gnu.org/people/
Mailing Listhttps://sourceware.org/ml/libc-help/
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libc
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/glibc-doc-reference
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/libc-maintainers/
Mailing Listhttps://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libc-maintainers/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-glibc/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/glibc/
Generalhttps://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/
Python (Ref) (R)https://pypi.org/project/glibc/
Downloadhttps://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/glibc/
Generalhttps://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/cauldron2018/
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/libc/


Software prerequisites

About this entry

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2019.


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