I've assembled some notes from old manuals and other sources
on the formats used for on-disk file systems through the
Additional notes, comments on style, and whatnot are welcome.
(It may be sensible to send anything in the last two categories
directly to me, rather than to the whole list.)
I'm trying to clean up my basement. I have the following:
USENIX 4.2 BSD manuals - 4 volumes
USENIX 4.3 BSD manuals - 6 volumes
USENIX / O'Reilly 4.4 BSD manuals - 5 volumes + CD-ROM companion
They are all in excellent shape - close to new actually.
First come first serve, if you're willing to pay postage from Israel.
I also have a copy of "Concurrent Euclid, Tunis, and the Unix system" which
I suspect is a fairly historic book that I'd like to send to a good home.
Please reply directly to me without bothering the list.
This is a bit off topic, but I figure people on this list may have the
experience and also the knowledge I need...
I have an HP Laserjet 6MP printer; it is 16 years old but still going
strong. It has a level 2 Adobe Postscript interpreter and a whopping 3
Megs of memory.
It is attached to an ethernet-to-parallel port thingy that lets me spool
to it over the network; I am printing from Linux systems running CUPS. Here's
No matter how I have the printer settings set for the paper source, when I
use tiff2ps to convert a TIFF file into PostScript:
1. If I use the 'make level 2 postcript' option to tiff2ps, I get a much
smaller file, but the printer decides it wants paper to come from the
manual feed paper tray. The problem is that this paper tray usually
doesn't have paper in it, so I have to go to the basement and put paper in.
2. OTOH, if I use the default which makes level 1 postscript, I get a file
that is 10 times bigger, but the printer then decides it will take paper
from the tray, like it's supposed to.
I keep the postscript file around for easy reprinting. I don't care for
big files, and they take longer to send, too.
Googling has not helped.
If anyone knows what kind of magic string to add to the generated level 2
postscript to make it choose a paper source, or has any other ideas, I
would love to hear from you.
Does anyone have a mirror of the old ftp site gatekeeper.dec.com? I have
only a small fragment of it, but I'd very much like a full copy. I believe
I have a full copy of ftp.uu.net from October 2003, if anyone's interested.
Also, I apologize if this question is considered inappropriate here, but
did anyone manage to snag a full copy of the titor-special torrent?
I had a look at OSNews.com and found a story about a nifty little
terminal and its OS called Blit.
I suspect getting hold of it would be like getting blood from a
stone, much like getting the Research Unix source trees ... but still
it would be interesting to look at if at all possible.
After a 10-year quest, the Computer History Museum has convinced IBM to make the source code for APL\360 available to the public. The license terms are for personal use only, no copying allowed.
The code itself is quite entertaining to read in some areas :-) About 37K lines of 360 macro assembler, which includes most of an interactive time-shared terminal OS environment upon which to run the APL interpreter.
http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-apl-programming-language-source-co… has lots of background material, and the link to the download page. Note that the links in the bibliography section on that page are broken – the all contain a spurious '.' at the end of the URL anchors.