-------- In message <alpine.bsf.2.21.1709121210140.54...@orthanc.ca>, Lyndon Nerenberg writes: >> That was actually not why catman was brought into the world: ATT/USL >> thought text-processing was The Goods so they unbundled it base SVR >> and invented catman to make up for the missing nroff. > >Not quite. They (AT&T) sold the rights to sell typeset manuals to some >publishing house (I forget which), at which point they stopped shipping >the *roff source for the manpages on the source tapes. Instead, you got >pre-formatted "cat" pages on the source tape. I think this happened >starting with SVR3.
I'm pretty sure that SVR1 had catman and roff was an extra and somewhat pricey software package. -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 p...@freebsd.org | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"