I Didn’t Learn Unix by Reading All the Manpages

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  • tldr

    📚 Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands

    I start with tldr then move into help or manpages as necessary. Then when I understand, I still come back to tldr to remember.


    in browser: https://tldr.inbrowser.app/

  • Consensys-SVR4

    Restoring a lesser-known Unix System V Release 4/i386 distribution from the early 90s

    > Strangely enough, I did learn Unix by reading all the man pages.


    > My first introduction to a Unix was via 'Coherent', a v7 clone back in the early 1990s.

    At or near the same time as your introduction was mine with Consensys SVR4 for i386[0]. IIRC, Consensys sold stat-mux cards for PC's at the time, hence their Unix SVR4 product. It was reasonably priced along with being a pretty vanilla AT&T distribution.

    Good times :-)

    0 - https://github.com/Mellvik/Consensys-SVR4

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  • walk

    Plan 9 style utilities to replace find(1) (by google)

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