Unix Text Processing

Unix Text Processing

Unix Text Processing, by Dale Dougherty and Tim O’Reilly, was published by Hayden Books in 1987, back when O’Reilly and Associates wrote technical documentation for hire.


In this book, we want to show how computers can be used effectively in the preparation of written documents, specially in the process of producing book-length documents. Surely it is important to learn the tools of the trade, and we will demonstrate the tools available in the UNIX environment. However, it is also valuable to examine text processing in terms of problems and solutions: the problems faced by a writer undertaking a large writing project and the solutions offered by using the resources and power of a computer system.

Table of Contents

  • From Typewriters to Word Processors
  • UNIX Fundamentals
  • Learning vi
  • nroff and troff
  • The ms Macros
  • The mm Macros
  • Advanced Editing
  • Formatting with tbl
  • Typesetting Equations with eqn
  • Drawing Pictures
  • A Miscellany of UNIX Commands
  • Let the Computer Do the Dirty Work
  • The awk Programming Language
  • Writing nrof f and trof f Macros
  • Figures and Special Effects
  • What’s in a Macro Package?
  • An Extended ms Macro Package
  • Putting It All Together

Book Details

Author(s): Dale Dougherty and Tim O’Reilly.
Format(s): PDF
File size: 26.67 MB
Number of pages: 680
Link: Download.

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