[TUHS] BSD job control, aka the guy, etc

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Wed Jan 11 06:52:04 AEST 2017


I asked:
> I wonder where the inspiration for the Unix job control came from?  In
> particular, I can't help but notice that Control-Z does something very
> similar in the PDP-10 Incompatible Timesharing System.

Jim Kulp answered:
> The ITS capabilities were certainly part of the inspiration.  It was a
> combination of frustrations and gaps in UNIX with some of those
> features found in ITS that resulted in the final package of features.


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