[TUHS] Version 5 Manual

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Sun Feb 8 08:01:45 AEST 2015

Noel, in http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/PDP-11/Distributions/research/Dennis_v5/ you will find a PDF scan on the v5 manuals. Many thanks to Norman Wilson who sent me a photocopy set.

Cheers, Warren

On 8 February 2015 04:53:27 AEST, jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu wrote:
>So, I have a chance to buy a copy of a Version 5 manual, but it will be
>lot. I looked, and the Version 5 manual doesn't appear to be online. So
>normally at the price this is at, I would pass, it might be worth it
>for me
>to buy it, and scan it to make it available.
>But, I looked in the "FAQ on the Unix Archive and Unix on the PDP-11",
>and it
>5th Edition has its on-line manual pages missing. ... Fortunately, we
> have paper copies of all the research editions of UNIX from 1st to 7th
>  Edition, and these will be scanned in and OCR'd.
>Several questions: First, when it says "we do have paper copies of all
>research editions of UNIX", I assume it means 'we do have paper copies
>_the manuals for_ all the research editions of UNIX', not 'we do have
>copies of _the source code for_ all the research editions of UNIX'?
>Second, if it is 'manuals', did the scan/OCR thing ever happen, or is
>likely to anytime in the moderate future (next couple of years)?
>Third, would a scanned (which I guess we could OCR) version of this
>manual be
>of much use (it would not, after all, be the NROFF source, although
>a lot of the commands will be identical to the V6 ones, for which we do
>the NROFF)?
>Advice, please? Thanks!
>	Noel
>TUHS mailing list
>TUHS at minnie.tuhs.org

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