[TUHS] earliest Unix roff

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Tue Sep 17 15:07:33 AEST 2019

Larry McVoy wrote:
> My comment on the info stuff was just my understand of why it came to be.

Probably no one knows any more.

Quick history recap:

- First there was the old plain text INFO which was more like Unix' man.
- Then there was the new hypertext INFO built on EMACS.
- GNU info copied ITS' INFO.

When I ask ITS people about this old plain text INFO, they don't even
remember it.

I think it's reasonable to assume they thought the new hypertext format
with links was more intriguing technology than plain text files.

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