[TUHS] Trying to date "A Supplemental Document For Awk"

KenUnix ken.unix.guy at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 04:03:53 AEST 2023


It's been too long. What would I use to compile this man page source?

I do remember some option switches are required. Yes?


On Wed, Jun 28, 2023 at 1:49 PM Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 28, 2023 at 09:26:02AM +0300, Aharon Robbins wrote:
> > Attached is "A Supplemental Document For Awk". This circulated on
> > USENET in the 80s.  My copy is dated January 18, 1989, but I'm sure
> > it's older than that.
> In the utzoo Usenet archive, there are two versions of this document and
> a few mentions of it...
> John Pierce posted to comp.unix.questions on 1989-04-02, saying he'd
> written it "four or five years ago".
> Stu Heiss, in comp.unix.questions on 1989-03-06, said it was "posted to
> net.sources 18 Jun 86 with message-id 238 at sdchema.sdchem.uucp".
> Unfortunately this isn't in the utzoo archive or the net.sources.mbox
> in archive.org's Usenet Historical Collection.
> A copy identical to yours was posted by Jim Harkins to
> comp.unix.questions on 1990-03-29.
> There's a later version, fixing a typo and some formatting and adding a
> mention of \f and \b in printf, which was posted by Brian Kantor to
> comp.doc on 1987-10-11 -- I've attached this. The same file (with two
> .bps commented out) was reposted in comp.unix.questions on 1989-11-16 by
> Francois-Michel Lang.
> Thanks,
> --
> Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org>                         <http://offog.org/>

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