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A Complete History of Unix, in One GitHub Repo

Unix History Repository (via Mike Hoye):

The goal of this project is to create a git repository representing the Unix source code history, starting from the 1970s and ending in the modern time. To fulfill this goal the project brings data from early snapshots, repositories, and primary research. The project aims to put in the repository as much metadata as possible, allowing the automated analysis of Unix history.

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The project has achieved its first major goal with the establishment of a continuous timeline from 1972 to 2015. The repository contains

  • snapshots of V1, V3, V4, V5, V6, and V7 Research Edition,
  • Unix/32V,
  • all available BSD releases,
  • the CSRG SCCS history,
  • two releases of 386BSD,
  • the FreeBSD 1.0 to 1.1.5 CVS history,
  • an import of the FreeBSD repository starting from its initial imports that led to FreeBSD 2.0, and
  • the current FreeBSD repository.

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