[RndTbl] RTFM, UNIX v5-style (ca. 1974)

Gilles Detillieux grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Thu Feb 1 15:44:45 CST 2018

That's sparse, even by V6 standards when we got our start! cc(1) is only 
one page, and sh(1) only 3. Oh, and the permuted index - I remember it 
well. Love the hand-written notes on chmod(1).

On 2018-02-01 15:01, Gilbert E. Detillieux wrote:
> Packed with a whopping 81 UNIX commands,  here's the complete set of 
> man pages for UNIX v5...
> http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Distributions/Research/Dennis_v5/v5man.pdf
> Worth having a look:
> chmod (page 39) - Yeah, octal modes are a pain!...
> dc (page 49) - What, no bc?... Nah, learn RPN, ya wimp!
> diff (page 52) - "Jackpot!"?... Yup, I've seen it for myself.
> goto (page 67) - Now you know the origin of the ':' command.
> if (page 69) - Primitive flow control, pre-csh/Bourne shells.
> shift (page 104) - Example of a shell script using the above.
> tee (page 113) - "pipe fitting",... Yup, very descriptive.
> Ah, the good ol' days...
> Gilbert

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Health Sciences,
Univ. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)

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