[TUHS] "Edition 0" manual
wkt at tuhs.org
Tue Nov 24 12:57:54 AEST 2015
On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 08:55:36PM -0500, Doug McIlroy wrote:
> Among the papers of the late Bob Morris I have found a
> Unix manual that I don't remember at all--a draft by
> Dennis Ritchie, in the style of (but not designated as)
> a technical report with numbered sections and subsections.
> It does not resemble the familiar layout of the numbered
> editions. Besides the usual overview of kernel and shell,
> it describes system calls and some commands, in a layout
> unrelated to the familiar man-page style. Detailed
> reference/tutorial manuals for as, roff, db and ed
> are included as appendices.
> The famous and well-justified claim that "UNIX contains a numer
> of features very seldom offered even by larger systems"
> appears on page 1.
> A little poking around tuhs.org didn't reveal a copy of
> this document. Does anybody know of one somewhere else?
No, I've not seen anything before Dennis' scan of the 1st
Edition manuals. Can you make a scan of this one available?
Many thanks, Warren
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