[arch-general] rubbish files in krb5

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 6 01:48:26 UTC 2021

On 7/5/21 9:31 PM, Yi Zheng via arch-general wrote:
> pkgfile shows:
>     core/krb5       /usr/share/man/man5/.k5identity.5.gz
>     core/krb5       /usr/share/man/man5/.k5login.5.gz
> I'm sure that they are rubbish due to the small size......
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 42 Mar 21 21:16 /usr/share/man/man5/.k5identity.5.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39 Mar 21 21:16 /usr/share/man/man5/.k5login.5.gz

They're not "rubbish". They are man's version of symlinks.

$ gzip -d < /usr/share/man/man5/.k5identity.5.gz
.so man5/k5identity.5
$ gzip -d < /usr/share/man/man5/.k5login.5.gz
.so man5/k5login.5

You may find *many* very small files in /usr/share/man in the range of
around 30 bytes to 130 bytes, which contain these zsoelim(1)
preprocessor macros that simply include a different page as is.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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