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Re: Shell tutorial added

On Aug 23, 2010, at 10:38 09AM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:13:48 +0200 Alan Barrett <>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>>> I've added S.R. Bourne's 1970s vintage tutorial on the shell to
>>> src/bin/sh/USD.doc, as very very very extensively updated by me to
>>> reflect the last 30+ years of changes to the shell.
>> Thank you!
>>> One messy bit: I committed a file of v7 era "refer" stanzas
>>> (Rv7man) that was originally located in v7 in /usr/dict/papers/
>>> to the shell docs directory. The original directory has no
>>> equivalent in a modern system.
>> We have /usr/share/dict/papers, although it's currently empty.  It
>> is mentioned in hier(7) and created via /etc/mtree/NetBSD.dist.
> That seems reasonable, or at least traditional. Where would we
> put the source file that goes there? src/share/dict/papers? I could
> pretty easily move the file.

Under /usr/share/dict?  That seems like a very strange choice; papers
aren't dictionaries.
> Also, does anyone know the comment character for a refer bibliography
> file? I couldn't find it documented and I haven't dealt with refer in
> decades.
> -- 
> Perry E. Metzger    

                --Steve Bellovin,

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