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Move UCB-licensed code from 4-clause to 3-clause licence.

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Getting Started
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Basic Utilities
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A front end for DC that provides infix notation, control flow, and 
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Communicating with the World
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Text Editing
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The next step.
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Jove is a small, self-documenting, customizable display editor, based on EMACS.
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A program for data selection and transformation.
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.R
subsection gives pointers to related information.
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A
.I  diagnostics
subsection discusses the diagnostic indications that may be produced.
Messages that are intended to be self-explanatory are not listed.
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The
.IR bugs ""
subsection gives known bugs and sometimes deficiencies.
Occasionally the suggested fix is also described.
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At the beginning of URM, PRM, and SSM is a List of Manual Pages,
organized by section and alphabetically within each section, and a
Permuted Index derived from that List.
Within each index entry, the title of the writeup to which
it refers is followed by the appropriate section number in parentheses.
This fact is important because there is considerable
name duplication among the sections, arising principally from commands that
exist only to exercise a particular system call.
Finally, there is a list of documents on the inside back cover of each volume.
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