[TUHS] TROFF made trivial

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Tue Nov 21 22:54:20 AEST 2017


Leah Neukirchen <leah at vuxu.org> asked:

> >>     I found this paper by bwk referenced in the Unix manpages,
> >>     in v4 as: TROFF Made Trivial (unpublished),
> >>     in v5 as: TROFF Made Trivial (internal memorandom),
> >>     also in the v6 "Unix Reading List",
> >>     but not anymore in v7.
> >>
> >>     Anyone have a copy or a scan?

Warner (I think):

> > Is it what became known as "A TROFF Tutorial" in Volume 2 of the v7
> > manual and was available as early as October 11, 1976 as referenced by
> > Ossana in NROFF⁄TROFF User’s Manual as:
> >
> > 1.
> >
> >    [5]  B. W. Kernighan, A TROFF Tutorial, Bell Laboratories internal
> >    memorandum

I asked Brian off-list. His answer:

> Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:24:22 -0500 (EST)
> From: Brian Kernighan <bwk at CS.Princeton.EDU>
> To: arnold at skeeve.com
> Subject: Re: "TROFF made trivial"?
>
> That's almost surely what became the Troff tutorial.  I will poke
> around to see if I have a paper copy.

I he finds one, I'll pass it on.

Arnold


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