[TUHS] CSTR files

Steve Simon steve at quintile.net
Mon Aug 28 01:48:31 AEST 2017


i do have a tool for plan9 which attempts to convert html to troff source. this is not the standard plan9 tool but something of my own creation.

at one time some (maybe all) the cstr papers where available as html. if anyone can find copies in html i could try and reverse them.

fyi i even had a go at rfc2ms which works fairly well for some rfcs, it tries to generate a more troff-like doc than 66 lines per page, block caps for emphasis style used in rfcs. it works well for some docs but like many projects, is unfinished.

troff addicts are welcome to the code for both, but beware, the plan9ports toolkit will be needed for [lu]nix.


> On 27 Aug 2017, at 16:11, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> The original sources for troff are around, look at the Heirloom Unix
> project.
> I assume that you meant the sources for the CSTRs themselves. BWK
> donated the sources for the troff tutorial and troff manual and I sent
> them to Warren some time ago.  The original Bell Labs guys would have
> to indicate if they have sources for any of the others.
> Undoubtedly some of them could be reconstituted via OCR, but that's
> a serious project. (Worth doing, IMHO, but still a serious project; I
> don't have the cycles for anything like that...)
> Arnold
> Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
>> As a *roff fan, I'd love, love, love to see the original roff sources.
>> Especially anything that uses pic/eqn/chem/etc.
>> Any chance of that?
>>> On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 02:01:39PM +0300, Aharon Robbins wrote:
>>> Hi All.
>>> I have made a tarball of all the Bell Labs CSTRs that I could
>>> file:  http://www.skeeve.com/cstr.tar.gz.
>>> It's just under ten megs.  Warren, can we get this into the archives?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Arnold
>> -- 
>> ---
>> Larry McVoy                     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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