[TUHS] earliest Unix roff

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Sun Oct 6 05:44:38 AEST 2019

(pardon the reply on an oldish thread, I've not read this group in a

On Mon, 16 Sep 2019, Clem Cole wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 1:52 AM <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
>> I use the standalone Info reader (named info) if I want to look at the
>> Info output.
> Fair enough, but be careful, while I admit I have not looked in a while,
> info(gnu) relies on emacs keybindings and a number of very emacs'ish things.
> Every time I have tried to deal with it, I have unprogram my fingers and
> reset them to emacs.
> If it would have used more(1) [or even less(1)] then I would not be as
> annoyed.
> Unix had fine tools [man(1), more(1), et al] and rms and friends felt the
> need to replace them with ITS-like programs.

A few years ago, I was introduced to pinfo[0] for reading info pages, it's
more like using the lynx browser to read info docs rather than the emacs

Michael Parson
Pflugerville, TX

[0] http://pinfo.sourceforge.net

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