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The Heirloom project mantains classical UNIX tools and utilities for modern open source operating systems.

Heirloom Bourne Shell

The classical Bourne shell has been made available through the Heirloom project and is available as an AUR(CVS) or as a static release AUR.

In this package, the Bourne shell is installed as


and symlinked as


Heirloom Development Tools

The heirloom development tools provide tools like yacc, lex, m4, make, and SCCS. This package, together with the Bourne shell, form a dependency foundation for the rest of the Heirloom packages. The classical devtools ensures consistent behavior, independently of changes made to the corresponding GNU tools.

The Heirloom Devtools AUR package installs the following files:


        admin  cdc  comb  delta  get  help  lex  m4  make  prs  prt  rmdel  sact  sccs  sccsdiff  unget  val  vc  what  yacc


       m4 make


        help  lex  libl.a  liby.a  svr4.make  yaccpar

Heirloom Toolchest

This package contains classical UNIX binaries corresponding to GNU coreutils, diffutils, tar and more. The binaries are organized according to the different UNIX releases, so that one can choose which generation of UNIX environment to run.

The Heirloom Toolchest is available as an AUR

Heirloom Documentation tools

The Heirloom Documentation tools provides an alternative to groff with powerful capabilities, like open document compatibility etc. Building this package, which is avaliable as an AUR package, requires the Heirloom shell, devtools and toolchest.

The Heirloom Packaging tools

The Heirloom packaging tools are a port of Sun SVR4's package management system, which was released as open source with opensolaris. This package requires the Heirloom shell, devtools and toolchest and is available as an AUR.