[TUHS] Reconstructed and newly set UNIX Manual

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Sat Oct 27 07:58:40 AEST 2018

On Fri, 26 Oct 2018 23:05:02 +0200 Angelo Papenhoff <aap at papnet.eu> wrote:
> On 26/10/18, Clem Cole wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 3:55 PM Angelo Papenhoff <aap at papnet.eu> wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > > And most importantly: is the old troff really lost?
> > >
> > The question is how old?   I thought we found a pre-ditroff (v6 binary) at
> > one point, but I don't think we have anything older than that.
> Oh, that sounds good! I thought v7 troff was the first that's been
> preserved. Anyone know where to find it?
> > > I would love to set the manual on the original systems
> > > at some point (and write a CAT -> ps converter, which should be fun).
> > >
> > I'm pretty sure this already exists.  It was part of the Adobe 'transcript'
> > package back in the day.


> Hm, that sounds commercial. I'd prefer a free tool, besides, it should
> be fun to write it.

IIRC there used to be a program called thack that converted
CAT to ps. Supposedly it didn't work too well but may be a
start? Google search reveals some sources.  See the one here
for example:


No idea about the trustworthyness of this site but the program
compiles on freebsd with a few warnings.

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