[TUHS] pre-UNIX legacy in UNIX?

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Wed Dec 20 06:08:58 AEST 2017


Doug McIlroy wrote:
>> Job control was inspired by ITS job control capabilities.  Control-Z
>> does pretty much the same thing in both operating systems.
> I don't think "carried forward" describes job control, which I
> believe was never in any Research system. "Borrowed" would be
> more accurate.

Fair enough!  Job control was a BSD thing in the beginning.

> In fact, I don't recall being aware of the existence of the ITS
> movement at the time Unix arose.

Was there ever a movement?  It was just four machines at MIT.


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