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Google Code-in 2010 DragonFly BSD

doc: Write an EXAMPLES section for the getsockopt(2)/setsockopt(2) manpage(s)

completed by: Sanket Sali

mentors: Samuel J. Greear, Pratyush Kshirsagar

Setting and getting socket options is something that almost any program that implements networking will want to do. There should be a series of examples showing the proper way to get or set a number of socket options for common scenarios.


Write an EXAMPLES section for the getsockopt(2) and setsockopt(2) manpage(s) showing the usage of the functions defined in those manpage(s) in a plausible, real-world and if possible only semi-contrived scenario.


All examples should follow the style guidelines in the style(9) manpage.

All examples should be written in a manner that is self-documenting and make copious use of comments in order to explain the actions being taken.

Examples should be real and working code. They should not include headers or even a main function, but it should be reasonable for a developer to copy and paste an example from a manpage and expect it to work.


An example of a manpage with excellent example code is umtx(2).


Deliverables: A complete EXAMPLES manpage section in mdoc format.