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  2. <TITLE>Plan 9 Manual - Volume 2</TITLE>
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  4. <H2>Plan 9 Documents (Volume 2)</H2>
  5. <H3>Introduction</H3>
  6. <DL>
  7. <DT>Plan 9 From Bell Labs
  8. [<A HREF="9.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="9.pdf">pdf</A>]
  9. <DD><I>Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, Sean Dorward, Bob Flandrena, Ken Thompson, Howard Trickey, and Phil Winterbottom</I>
  10. <BR>An overview of the system; read at least this paper before you install.
  11. <DT>The Use of Name Spaces in Plan 9
  12. [<A HREF="names.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="names.pdf">pdf</A>]
  13. <DD><I>Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, Ken Thompson, Howard Trickey, and Phil Winterbottom</I>
  14. <BR>What's in a name?
  15. <DT>The Organization of Networks in Plan 9
  16. [<A HREF="net/net.html">html</A>, <A HREF="net/">ps</A>, <A HREF="net/net.pdf">pdf</A>]
  17. <DD><I>Dave Presotto and Phil Winterbottom</I>
  18. <BR>Connecting the pieces. The details in the paper are outdated but the ideas still apply.
  19. <DT>Security in Plan 9
  20. [<A HREF="auth.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="auth.pdf">pdf</A>]
  21. <DD><I>Russ Cox, Eric Grosse, Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, and Sean Quinlan</I>
  22. <BR>An overview of the security architecture.
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  24. <H3>Programming</H3>
  25. <DL>
  26. <DT>How to Use the Plan 9 C Compiler
  27. [<A HREF="comp.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="comp.pdf">pdf</A>]
  28. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  29. <BR>The starting point for C programming under Plan 9.
  30. <DT>Changes to the Programming Environment in the Fourth Release of Plan 9
  31. [<A HREF="prog4.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="prog4.pdf">pdf</A>]
  32. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  33. <BR>An overview of the changes to the C library since the Third Release.
  34. <DT>APE - The ANSI/POSIX Environment
  35. [<A HREF="ape.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="ape.pdf">pdf</A>]
  36. <DD><I>Howard Trickey</I>
  37. <BR>Moving C code between UNIX and Plan 9.
  38. <DT>Acid: A Debugger Built From A Language
  39. [<A HREF="acidpaper.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="acidpaper.pdf">pdf</A>]
  40. <DD><I>Phil Winterbottom</I>
  41. <BR>An overview paper about the Acid debugger.
  42. <DT>Acid Manual
  43. [<A HREF="acid.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="acid.pdf">pdf</A>]
  44. <DD><I>Phil Winterbottom</I>
  45. <BR>The reference manual for the language and its libraries.
  46. <DT>Maintaining Files on Plan 9 with Mk
  47. [<A HREF="mk.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="mk.pdf">pdf</A>]
  48. <DD><I>Andrew G. Hume and Bob Flandrena</I>
  49. <BR>An introduction to Plan 9's replacement for <TT>make</TT>.
  50. <DT>Plan 9 Mkfiles
  51. [<A HREF="mkfiles.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="mkfiles.pdf">pdf</A>]
  52. <DD><I>Bob Flandrena</I>
  53. <BR>The conventions for using <TT>mk</TT> in Plan 9.
  54. <DT>A Manual for the Plan 9 assembler
  55. [<A HREF="asm.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="asm.pdf">pdf</A>
  56. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  57. <BR>Things you'd rather not know.
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  59. <H3>User Interfaces</H3>
  60. <DL>
  61. <DT>8&#189;, the Plan 9 Window System
  62. [<A HREF="8%bd/8%bd.html">html</A>, <A HREF="8%bd/">ps</A>, <A HREF="8%bd/8%bd.pdf">pdf</A>]
  63. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  64. <BR>An introduction to the (previous) window system and its unusual implementation.
  65. <DT>Rc - The Plan 9 Shell
  66. [<A HREF="rc.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="rc.pdf">pdf</A>]
  67. <DD><I>Tom Duff</I>
  68. <BR>An introduction to the new shell, complete with examples.
  69. <DT>The Text Editor <TT>sam</TT>
  70. [<A HREF="sam/sam.html">html</A>, <A HREF="sam/">ps</A>, <A HREF="sam/sam.pdf">pdf</A>]
  71. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  72. <BR><TT>Sam</TT> is the standard editor on Plan 9.
  73. <DT>Acme: A User Interface for Programmers
  74. [<A HREF="acme/acme.html">html</A>, <A HREF="acme/">ps</A>, <A HREF="acme/acme.pdf">pdf</A>]
  75. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  76. <BR>A system with a more radical approach to programming and editing.
  77. <DT>Plumbing and Other Utilities
  78. [<A HREF="plumb.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="plumb.pdf">pdf</A>]
  79. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  80. <BR>Inter-process communication that enlivens the interactive user interface.
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  82. <H3>Implementation</H3>
  83. <DL>
  84. <DT>Hello World
  85. [<A HREF="utf.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="utf.pdf">pdf</A>]
  86. <DD><I>Rob Pike and Ken Thompson</I>
  87. <BR>The details about Plan 9's character set: the Unicode Standard plus an ASCII-compatible encoding.
  88. <DT>Plan 9 C Compilers
  89. [<A HREF="compiler.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="compiler.pdf">pdf</A>]
  90. <DD><I>Ken Thompson</I>
  91. <BR>The design and some internals of the compiler suite.
  92. <DT>Adding Application Support for a New Architecture in Plan 9
  93. [<A HREF="libmach.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="libmach.pdf">pdf</A>]
  94. <DD><I>Bob Flandrena</I>
  95. <BR>The procedures necessary to add a new instruction set to Plan 9's programming environment.
  96. <DT>The Plan 9 File Server
  97. [<A HREF="fs/fs.html">html</A>, <A HREF="fs/">ps</A>, <A HREF="fs/fs.pdf">pdf</A>]
  98. <DD><I>Ken Thompson</I>
  99. <BR>The design of the central file server and its novel backup system.
  100. <DT>Venti: A new approach to archival storage
  101. [<A HREF="venti/venti.html">html</A>, <A HREF="venti/">ps</A>, <A HREF="venti/venti.pdf">pdf</A>]
  102. <DD><I>Sean Quinlan and Sean Dorward</I>
  103. <BR>Archival block-level storage using secure hashes as block identifiers.
  104. <DT>The IL protocol
  105. [<A HREF="il/il.html">html</A>, <A HREF="il/">ps</A>, <A HREF="il/il.pdf">pdf</A>]
  106. <DD><I>Dave Presotto and Phil Winterbottom</I>
  107. <BR>A description of the Internet protocol Plan 9 uses for internal communication.
  108. <DT>Lexical File Names in Plan 9, or, Getting Dot-Dot Right
  109. [<A HREF="lexnames.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="lexnames.pdf">pdf</A>]
  110. <DD><I>Rob Pike</I>
  111. <BR>A vexing old problem solved: how to make <TT>pwd</TT> get the right answer in the face of multiply-bound directories.
  112. <DT>Process Sleep and Wakeup on a Shared-memory Multiprocessor
  113. [<A HREF="sleep.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="sleep.pdf">pdf</A>]
  114. <DD><I>Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, Ken Thompson, and Gerard Holzmann</I>
  115. <BR>A detailed study of a central issue in the Plan 9 kernel.
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  117. <H3>Miscellany</H3>
  118. <DL>
  119. <DT>A Guide to the Lp Printer Spooler
  120. [<A HREF="lp.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="lp.pdf">pdf</A>]
  121. <DD><I>Paul Glick</I>
  122. <BR>Adminstering the suite of tools to drive PostScript printers.
  123. <DT>Troff User's Manual
  124. [<A HREF="troff.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="troff.pdf">pdf</A>]
  125. <DD><I>Joseph F. Ossanna and Brian W. Kernighan</I>
  126. <BR>The old warhorse, updated for Unicode characters.
  127. .bp
  128. <DT>Using SPIN
  129. [<A HREF="spin.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="spin.pdf">pdf</A>]
  130. <DD><I>Gerard Holzmann</I>
  131. <BR>An introduction to a tool for analyzing parallel and distributed programs.
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  133. <H3>Installation</H3>
  134. <DL>
  135. <DT>The Various Ports
  136. [<A HREF="port.html">html</A>, <A HREF="">ps</A>, <A HREF="port.pdf">pdf</A>]
  137. <DD>
  138. <BR>The hardware requirements for the Plan 9 compilers and kernels.