[TUHS] man-page style

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sat Nov 17 06:50:16 AEST 2018

On Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 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


That sounds remarkably like the "Unix Documention" [sic] that Dr. John 
Lions had printed, way before his famous books.  The two manuals contained 
all the man pages, an intro to "ed", "roff", C etc, which is how I taught 
myself Unix and C before he started teaching it (I was originally hired to 
support RSX-11D!).

-- Dave

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