[TUHS] v6: where is "man"?

Johnny Billquist bqt at softjar.se
Wed Oct 20 22:24:41 AEST 2010

On 10/20/10 04:00, Tim Newsham<newsham at lava.net> wrote:

> I'm playing with unix v6 right now.  I don't see the "man"
> binary anywhere.. anyone know why?
> I have v6 installed from tape. The tape has images for three
> disks apparently, root, source and docs. The docs image has
> a man directory with the man pages in them. I don't see a
> man binary anywhere though, and I don't see the sources to
> man in the sources directory either.
> I checked the disk images available on the simh "kits" page.
> It has man pages in /mnt/man but no sources or binary.
> (by the way, this image is missing /usr/sys for some reason,
> which is why I am running an installation from tape).
> I also checked the
> PDP-11/Trees/V6 directory on TUHS and similarly dont see
> sources or binaries for man (though the man pages are present
> in /usr/man).
> There's even a /usr/man/man1/man.1, formatted online here:
> http://wwwlehre.dhbw-stuttgart.de/~helbig/os/v6/doc/I/man.html
> anyone know why the source and binary are missing from the
> distributions?

What "man" binary? You use cat... You have the man-pages, you have a 
program (or several) to type files... Why would you need yet another 
program to type files?


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