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The Unix Archive

The Unix Archive is available via various protocols from several sites. We would love to have more mirrors of this archive. If you could provide a mirror of this site, please let Warren Toomey know.

FTP Access Web Access
FTP access to the Unix Archive is available from: Web access to the Unix Archive is available from: in the U.S. in the U.S. in the U.S. in the U.S. in Italy. in Italy. in the US. in the U.S. in the US. in the U.S. in Catalonia. in Catalonia. in Poland. in Mexico. in France. in Russia. in Russia. in Canada. in Canada. in Japan. in Greece. in Germany. in Germany. in England. in Germany. in the Ukraine.

Rsync Access

The Unix Archive can also be accessed via an rsync server on See the rsync web page for details on how to obtain a client.

The rsync access is divided into a number of categories in order to ease the load on the Unix Archive server. The categories are:

Name Holds Size (Megs)
UA_Root root files 5M
UA_Applications Applications directory 65M
UA_4BSD 4BSD directory 371M
UA_PDP11 PDP-11 directory 479M
UA_PDP11_Trees PDP-11/Trees directory 97M
UA_VAX VAX directory 5M
UA_Other Other directory 6M

You can use rsync to mirror each section. To mirror the complete archive, you would issue the following commands:

mkdir Applications 4BSD PDP-11 PDP-11/Trees VAX Other

rsync -avz .
rsync -avz Applications
rsync -avz 4BSD
rsync -avz PDP-11
rsync -avz PDP-11
rsync -avz VAX
rsync -avz Other

source/unix_archive.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/23 08:35 by wkt