UNIX User's Supplementary Documents (USD)
Unix for Beginners - Second Edition
An introduction to the most basic uses of the system.
Learn - Computer-Aided Instruction on UNIX (Second Edition)
Describes a computer-aided instruction program that walks new users through
the basics of files, the editor, and document preparation software.
An Introduction to the UNIX Shell
Steve Bourne's introduction to the capabilities of
a command interpreter especially popular for writing shell scripts.
An Introduction to the C shell
This introduction to
(a command interpreter popular for interactive work) describes many
commonly used UNIX commands, assumes little prior knowledge of UNIX,
and has a glossary useful for beginners.
DC - An Interactive Desk Calculator
A super HP calculator, if you do not need floating point.
BC - An Arbitrary Precision Desk-Calculator Language
A front end for DC that provides infix notation, control flow, and
Communicating with the World
Mail Reference Manual
Complete details on one of the programs for sending and reading your mail.
The Rand MH Message Handling System
This system for managing your computer mail uses lots of small programs,
instead of one large one.
How to Read the Network News
Describes how news works (generally) and some alternatives for reading it,
How to Use USENET Effectively
Describes the customs, protocols, and etiquette of network news, plus answers
to the questions most frequently asked by newcomers to the network.
Notesfile Reference Manual
This feature-packed system for maintaining computer-aided discussion groups is
also useful for reading netnews.
A Tutorial Introduction to the Unix Text Editor
An easy way to get started with the line editor,
Advanced Editing on Unix
The next step.
Edit: A Tutorial
An introduction to
a line-oriented editor which is a version of
assuming no previous knowledge of UNIX or text editing.
An Introduction to Display Editing with Vi
The document to learn to use the vi screen editor.
Ex Reference Manual (Version 3.7)
The final reference for the ex editor, which underlies both
Jove Manual for UNIX Users
Jove is a small, self-documenting, customizable display editor, based on
EMACS. A plausible alternative to
SED - A Non-interactive Text Editor
Describes a one-pass variant of
useful as a filter for processing large files.
AWK - A Pattern Scanning and Processing Language (Second Edition)
A program for data selection and transformation.
Typing Documents on UNIX: Using the -ms Macros with Troff and Nroff
Describes and gives examples of the basic use of the typesetting tools and
``-ms'', a frequently used package of formatting requests that make it easier
to lay out most documents.
A Revised Version of -ms
A brief description of the Berkeley revisions made to the -ms formatting
macros for nroff and troff.
Writing Papers with nroff using -me
Another popular macro package for
-me Reference Manual
The final word on -me.
NROFF/TROFF User's Manual
Extremely detailed information about these document formatting programs.
A TROFF Tutorial
An introduction to the most basic uses of
for those who really want to know such things, or want to write their
A System for Typesetting Mathematics
an easy-to-learn language for high-quality mathematical typesetting.
Typesetting Mathematics - User's Guide (Second Edition)
More details about how to use
Tbl - A Program to Format Tables
A program for easily typesetting tabular material.
Refer - A Bibliography System
An introduction to one set of tools used to maintain bibliographic databases.
The major program,
is used to automatically retrieve and format the references
based on document citations.
Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the UNIX System
Mike Lesk's paper describes the
programs in a somewhat larger context.
BIB - A Program for Formatting Bibliographies
This is an alternative to
for expanding citations in documents.
Writing Tools - The STYLE and DICTION Programs
These are programs which can help you understand and improve your
A Guide to the Dungeons of Doom
An introduction to the popular game of rogue, a fantasy game
which is one of the biggest known users of VAX cycles.
You are the Captain of the Starship Enterprise. Wipe out the
Klingons and save the Federation.
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