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UNIX User's Supplementary Documents (USD)

4.3 Berkeley Software Distribution, Virtual VAX-11 Version (February, 1986)

This volume contains documents which supplement the manual pages in The Unix User's Reference Manual for the Virtual VAX-11 version of the system as distributed by U.C. Berkeley, and Volumes 2a and 2b as provided by Bell Laboratories.

USD:1 - Unix for Beginners - Second Edition
An introduction to the most basic uses of the system.

USD:2 - 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.

Basic Utilities

USD:3 - An Introduction to the UNIX Shell
Steve Bourne's introduction to the capabilities of sh, a command interpreter especially popular for writing shell scripts.

USD:4 - An Introduction to the C shell
This introduction to csh, (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.

USD:5 - DC - An Interactive Desk Calculator
A super HP calculator, if you do not need floating point.

USD:6 - BC - An Arbitrary Precision Desk-Calculator Language
A front end for DC that provides infix notation, control flow, and built-in functions.

Communicating with the World

USD:7 - Mail Reference Manual
Complete details on one of the programs for sending and reading your mail.

USD:8 - The Rand MH Message Handling System
This system for managing your computer mail uses lots of small programs, instead of one large one.

USD:9 - How to Read the Network News
Describes how news works (generally) and some alternatives for reading it, readnews and vnews.

USD:10 - 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.

USD:11 - Notesfile Reference Manual
This feature-packed system for maintaining computer-aided discussion groups is also useful for reading netnews.

Text Editing

USD:12 - A Tutorial Introduction to the Unix Text Editor
An easy way to get started with the line editor, ed.

USD:13 - Advanced Editing on Unix
The next step.

USD:14 - Edit: A Tutorial
An introduction to edit, a line-oriented editor which is a version of ex, assuming no previous knowledge of UNIX or text editing.

USD:15 - An Introduction to Display Editing with Vi
The document to learn to use the vi screen editor.

USD:16 - Ex Reference Manual (Version 3.7)
The final reference for the ex editor, which underlies both edit and vi.

USD:17 - Jove Manual for UNIX Users
Jove is a small, self-documenting, customizable display editor, based on EMACS. A plausible alternative to vi.

USD:18 - SED - A Non-interactive Text Editor
Describes a one-pass variant of ed useful as a filter for processing large files.

USD:19 - AWK - A Pattern Scanning and Processing Language (Second Edition)
A program for data selection and transformation.

Document Preparation

USD:20 - 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.

USD:21 - A Revised Version of -ms
A brief description of the Berkeley revisions made to the -ms formatting macros for nroff and troff.

USD:22 - Writing Papers with nroff using -me
Another popular macro package for nroff.

USD:23 - -me Reference Manual
The final word on -me.

USD:24 - NROFF/TROFF User's Manual
Extremely detailed information about these document formatting programs.

USD:25 - A TROFF Tutorial
An introduction to the most basic uses of troff for those who really want to know such things, or want to write their own macros.

USD:26 - A System for Typesetting Mathematics
Describes eqn, an easy-to-learn language for high-quality mathematical typesetting.

USD:27 - Typesetting Mathematics - User's Guide (Second Edition)
More details about how to use eqn.

USD:28 - Tbl - A Program to Format Tables
A program for easily typesetting tabular material.

USD:29 - Refer - A Bibliography System
An introduction to one set of tools used to main- tain bibliographic databases. The major program, refer, is used to automatically retrieve and for- mat the references based on document citations.

USD:30 - Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the UNIX System
Mike Lesk's paper describes the refer programs in a somewhat larger context.

USD:31 - BIB - A Program for Formatting Bibliographies
This is an alternative to refer for expanding citations in documents.

USD:32 - Writing Tools - The STYLE and DICTION Programs
These are programs which can help you understand and improve your writing style.


USD:33 - 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.

USD:34 - Star Trek
You are the Captain of the Starship Enterprise. Wipe out the Klingons and save the Federation.

Copyright 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986 Regents of the University of California.

Permission to copy these documents or any portion thereof as necessary for licensed use of the software is granted to licensees of this software, provided this copyright notice and statement of permission are included.

Documents USD:1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, and 32 are copyright 1979, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Incorporated. Holders of UNIX(TM)/32V, System III, or System V software licenses are permitted to copy these documents, or any portion of them, as necessary for licensed use of the software, provided this copyright notice and statement of permission are included.

Documents USD:8, 9, 10, 11, 17, and 31 are part of the user contributed software.

This manual reflects system enhancements made at Berkeley and sponsored in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DoD), Arpa Order No. 4871 monitored by the Naval Electronics Systems Command under contract No. N00039-84-C-0089. The views and conclusions contained in these documents are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies, either expressed or implied, of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or of the US Government.

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