A report on Jerry Saltzer and TYPSET and RUNOFF

The original RUNOFF type-setting program for CTSS was written by Jerome H. Saltzer circa 1964.

- TYPSET and RUNOFF

RUNOFF, a very early text-formatting program which was the basis for roff and nroff

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Roff (software)

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First Unix text-formatting computer program, and a predecessor of the nroff and troff document processing systems.

First Unix text-formatting computer program, and a predecessor of the nroff and troff document processing systems.

It was a Unix version of the runoff text-formatting program from Multics, which was a descendant of RUNOFF for CTSS (the first computerized text-formatting application).

roff is a descendant of the RUNOFF program by Jerry Saltzer, which ran on CTSS.

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Multics

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Influential early time-sharing operating system based on the concept of a single-level memory.

Influential early time-sharing operating system based on the concept of a single-level memory.

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Multics Commands reference manual

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F. J. Corbató, C. T. Clingen, J. H. Saltzer, Multics – The First Seven Years (AFIPS, 1972) is an excellent review, written after a considerable period of use and improvement over the initial efforts.