[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Sat May 12 21:01:27 AEST 2018

    > From: Nemo

    > I have read that one of the first groups in AT&T to use early Unix was
    > the legal dep't, specifically to use *roff to write patent applications.
    > Can anyone elaborate on this or supply references?

Are you familiar with the description in Dennis M. Ritchie, "The Evolution of
the Unix Time-sharing System":


(in the section "The first PDP-11 system")? Not a great deal of detail, but...

    > It would also be interesting to learn how the writers were taught *roff,
    > what editors were used

I'm pretty sure 'ed' was the only editor available at that point.


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