[TUHS] man-page style
lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Nov 17 03:36:31 AEST 2018
On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 12:33:15PM -0500, Jim Capp wrote:
> PWB was great too, but what was most useful to me was the
> "UNIX programmer's manual" from Bell Telephone Laboratories (c) 1979, 1983
> The first volume included all the man pages, a quick reference, and an index.
> The second volume contained all the "how to" guides, including concise summaries
> of the facilities available on UNIX, the original UNIX paper from Ritchie and Thompson,
> UNIX for Beginners from Kernighan, NROFF/TROFF User's Manual, TROFF Tutorial,
> C Programming Language, Lint, Make, YACC, LEX, AWK, and on and on.
> The combination of those two volumes was invaluable.
I still have the BSD versions of those, I think it expanded to 3 with
a systems admin volume. I agree, super useful.
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