The USENET Cookbook
I have a printed copy of The USENET Cookbook (aka
is, in my idyllic opinion, the best cookbook ever. This is a local
copy of a version I typeset, partially as an exercise to typeset it.
It took some whacking to work right (notably locating and fixing
ptx, the permutating index tool), but eventually I wound up with
working output. It’s also a great demonstrator of how good Troff is
as a typesetting system, and how well the UNIX philosophy (do one
thing, do it well) applies to typesetting and formatting.
This copy is derived from a copy that I found at
there’s an extracted version
hosted on ibiblio
and HTML at
I’ve also added the documentation for the recipe management tools and
the description of how
alt.gourmand works to the introduction
Without further ado, here it is.