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[Discuss] learn or teach programs

I don't see in on my Ubuntu laptop.  Would be a neat option to have.

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Mike Small <smallm at> wrote:
> Was re-reading The Unix Programming Environment by K&P. In the first
> chapter it suggests you look for a program named learn or teach on your
> system. It's a program that gives you interactive lessons on the Unix
> command line as well as some tools like vi and ms troff macros. It's
> sort of like the emacs tutorial but for Unix, in that you get Unix
> prompts to play with within the exercises.
> I don't have such a thing on my home system (OpenBSD), but panix's
> NetBSD system seems to still have one named learn by John Kunze. This is
> all I could find on the web about it:
> Unless I've missed something it's not in NetBSD's tree or in pkgsrc,
> however, so I don't know how panix came by it. I don't see anything in
> debian either:
> Does anyone know the history of this or similar programs and why they
> didn't make it into this decade (or did they)?  Did any Linux distro
> ever have one? It strikes me as something that still ought to exist and
> at least be available using the package manager, if not be in the base
> system or core packages.
> --
> Mike Small
> smallm at
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