[TUHS] C reference manual
arnold at skeeve.com
Fri Oct 18 00:19:12 AEST 2002
If anyone has one of the SCO Ancient Unix licenses and a copy of the
archive that went with it, then they legally have the source to System
III. If such a person extracts sys3.tar.gz and looks in usr/src/man/docs
they'll find a file named `c_man' with the actual manual in it. I quote:
.SH "1. INTRODUCTION"
\(dg This manual is reprinted, with minor changes, from
.I "The C Programming Language"
by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie,
Prentice Hall, Inc., 1978.
describes the C language
What the legalities are of redistributing this, and/or generating
postscript from it, are, I don't know. Similar questions apply
to scanning in the ref man from a copy of K&R-I, which is now
out of print. (I wish Caldera had included System III in their
releasing of Ancient Unix. Sigh.)
I hope this helps, some.
P.S. Completely unrelated, but I find it really cool how much of
the System III doc refers to C and Unix on the System/370...
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] C reference manual
> From: norman at nose.cs.utoronto.ca (Norman Wilson)
> To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 09:13:22 -0400
> To forestall those who haven't looked: the good news is that
> the papers from Volume 2 of the manual were included in /usr/doc
> on the V7 tape; the bad news is that the C Reference Manual was
> omitted. Here is /usr/doc/cman in its entirety:
> Sorry, but for copyright reasons, the source
> for the C Reference Manual is not distributed.
> Presumably the problem was that the Reference Manual was published
> as part of the a real book in 1978.
> I forget just what Tony was after in the first place, but maybe
> some of the stuff on Dennis Ritchie's home page will help:
> In particular the Sixth Edtion version of the C Reference Manual
> is there.
> Norman Wilson
> Toronto ON
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