Subject: VMS docs vs UNIX (and Open Source) docs
From: Rich Morin <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 12:01:15 -0800

At 11:42 -0800 11/12/98, Scott Goehring wrote:
> VMS was great for this, since it had reams and reams of documentation.

The VMS manual set was both extensive and, in general, quite useful.
The UNIX manual pages, in contrast, have never been all that large.
I believe that the lack of "official" documentation for UNIX was a
large part of the reason why we now have so many books on UNIX-related
topics.  Similar things, could, of course, be said about Open Source.


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