.4 Berkeley Software Distribution
This volume contains documents which supplement the manual pages in The Unix User's Reference Manual for the 4.4BSD system as distributed by U.C. Berkeley.
An introduction to the most basic uses of the system.
- Learn - Computer-Aided Instruction on UNIX (Second Edition) USD:2
Describes a computer-aided instruction program that walks new users through the basics of files, the editor, and document prepararation software.
Steve Bourne's introduction to the capabilities of sh, a command interpreter especially popular for writing shell scripts.
- An Introduction to the C shell USD:4
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.
- DC - An Interactive Desk Calculator USD:5
A super HP calculator, if you do not need floating point.
- BC - An Arbitrary Precision Desk-Calculator Language USD:6
A front end for DC that provides infix notation, control flow, and built-in functions.
Complete details on one of the programs for sending and reading your mail.
- The Rand MH Message Handling System USD:8
This system for managing your computer mail uses lots of small programs, instead of one large one.
An easy way to get started with the line editor, ed.
- Advanced Editing on Unix USD:10
The next step.
- An Introduction to Display Editing with Vi USD:11
The document to learn to use the vi screen editor.
- Ex Reference Manual (Version 3.7) USD:12
The final reference for the ex editor.
- Vi Reference Manual USD:13
The definitive reference for the nvi editor.
- Jove Manual for UNIX Users USD:14
Jove is a small, self-documenting, customizable display editor, based on EMACS. A plausible alternative to vi.
- SED - A Non-interactive Text Editor USD:15
Describes a one-pass variant of ed useful as a filter for processing large files.
- AWK - A Pattern Scanning and Processing Language (Second Edition) USD:16
A program for data selection and transformation.
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 USD:18
A brief description of the Berkeley revisions made to the -ms formatting macros for nroff and troff.
- Writing Papers with nroff using -me USD:19
Another popular macro package for nroff.
- -me Reference Manual USD:20
The final word on -me.
Extremely detailed information about these document formatting programs.
- A TROFF Tutorial USD:22
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.
- A System for Typesetting Mathematics USD:23
Describes eqn, an easy-to-learn language for high-quality mathematical typesetting.
More details about how to use eqn.
- Tbl - A Program to Format Tables USD:25
A program for easily typesetting tabular material.
- Refer - A Bibliography System USD:26
An introduction to one set of tools used to maintain bibliographic databases. The major program, refer, is used to automatically retrieve and format the references based on document citations.
- Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the UNIX System USD:27
Mike Lesk's paper describes the refer programs in a somewhat larger context.
- BIB - A Program for Formatting Bibliographies USD:28
This is an alternative to refer for expanding citations in documents.
- Writing Tools - The STYLE and DICTION Programs USD:29
These are programs which can help you understand and improve your writing style.
An introduction to the popular game of rogue, a fantasy game which is one of the biggest known users of VAX cycles.
- Star Trek USD:31
You are the Captain of the Starship Enterprise. Wipe out the Klingons and save the Federation.