[TUHS] History of man pages

Ronald Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Tue Jan 31 23:04:09 AEST 2012

Gosh, I'd forgotten about that.    "Roff is the simplest of the text formatting programs but is utterly frozen."
They finally dragged me off troff in the mid-90's.

On Jan 30, 2012, at 8:53 PM, Warren Toomey wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:36:31PM +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> I've received a link http://manpages.bsd.lv/history.html claiming to
>> be about man pages; in fact, it's a lot more than that, including the
>> prehistory of troff.  Interesting stuff.
>> Greg
> Thanks Greg, yes a good read. Pity we've lost the PDP-11 asm
> version of roff from 1st/2nd Edition Unix.
> 	Warren
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