Posted Sep 4, 2008 16:56 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
In reply to: man pages
Parent article: Feature removal sparks Git flamewar
The eight numbered sections are an artifact of the organization of the original Unix manual, which Bell Labs would send you in book form because typesetting was not available to most users. And yes, I'm old enough to remember, I'm an old fart who used Version 7 Unix on a PDP-11.
I hope we don't have to deal with that forever.
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