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

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Wed Jan 11 22:37:34 AEST 2017


Mary Ann Horton wrote:
> Jim Kulp wrote:
>> Lars Brinkhoff wrote:
>>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>
> Yes, ITS and Tenex/TOPS were the inspiration for UNIX ^Z.

Not so much TOPS-20, according to Jim Kulp.


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