Heirloom Project

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The Heirloom Project
Developer(s) Gunnar Ritter
Stable release
070715 / July 15, 2007; 11 years ago (2007-07-15)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Available in English
License Various, including CDDL
Website heirloom.sourceforge.net

The Heirloom Project is a collection of traditional Unix utilities. Most of them are derived from original Unix source code, as released as open-source by Caldera and Sun.

The project has the following components:

Although in general the intention of the project is to provide versions of Unix programs whose behavior mimics that of the classic versions, some improvements have been made. In particular, many of the Heirloom programs have been adapted to handle UTF-8 Unicode. Most programs have both a classic version and a POSIX conformant variant.

External links

  • Heirloom Project on SourceForge.net
  • Mac OS X port
  • Retrocomputing Museum entry
  • GNU Autoconf manual reference
  • heirloom-mailx package - Debian
  • The Heirloom Documentation Tools on GitHub
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