Multics Lives

Charles Anthony at
Fri Apr 20 11:45:21 CDT 2018

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 9:41 AM, Tomasz Rola <rtomek at> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 09:10:44AM -0700, Charles Anthony wrote:
> > Multics guides, FAQs, tips:
> >
> >
> > -- Charles
> Ooooh nice to know, thank you. I am in a process of learning help
> system on Multics and trying to pipe full help on some subject via
> something akin to the /usr/bin/less, because typing "y<enter>" to
> display every following four or six lines quickly gets boring. Since
> even MSDOS had MORE command, I hope to be able to find something.
> Either this or... all right, I can type r in help prompt and get
> everything dumped on terminal. Cool. I must admit, help system on VMS
> was about the nicest one I have ever used.
I have good memories of VMS help.

The "lh" command works like "man -k".

The thing I miss most in the Multics help is the complete lack of "see
also" contents -- lists of related commands/functions.

-- Charles

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