unix/linux training

bigd bigd.vi.guy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 23:24:03 EST 2012

This sounds cool, I'd be interested in it as well. Most stuff was written in assembly back then, but some of it was in c. I have most of the source for a really old version 
of ed, written in pdp assembly.

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On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 09:53:45PM -0700, D. Curtis Willoughby wrote:
> Ok, guys and gals, since we are talking about training,
> Here is a question for you old timers.
> About 34 years ago when I was at Bell Labs, they had a unix program
> called ``learn'' that was self-paced, and so elementary that it
> was used with Boy Scouts.  Its promo said "Bring a friend.
> You'll need them for about fifteen minutes while you learn to log
> in, etc."  I have been trying to see if it can still be found.
> It taught about the Mashey shell, which pre-dated the Bourne
> shell, but it also had a good course on ed, and some other programs.
> It needed a lot of work, because it would sometimes leave you in
> jail, and unable to go ahead without cheating.  I think it might
> be able to be updated into something useful for beginners.
> Does anyone know where to find it, or even what language it was
> written in?
> D. Curtis Willoughby
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2012 07:17:15 +0000 (UTC)
> Jason White <jason at jasonjgw.net> wrote:
> Subject: Re: CAVI Linux Course was Re: LaTeX and big writing projects
> Kerry Hoath  <speakup at braille.uwo.ca> wrote:
> >This is all good information, I'll link to some of these things on our 
> >linux wiki at
> >http://linuxwiki.ciscovision.org
> You're welcome.
> >
> >we are running an intro to Linux command-line admin course at the 
> >academy at the moment and all the resources are free for the taking 
> >although the certificate costs.
> Have you considered recommending that students read the following book?
> http://www.linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
> (PDF download, but accessible if converted to text, so anyone with access
> needs should be fine).
> I have reviewed some of the chapters and I think the book is the best that
> I've found online or offline as an introduction to Linux.
> After reading that, my recommendation would be Unix Power Tools, 3rd ed.,
> published by O'Reilly. This is the book to read if you want to discover what
> make Linux and UNIX such great systems.
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