[TUHS] [TUHS} communication files: interprocess IO before pipes

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Mon Mar 6 13:50:22 AEST 2017


It's not really Unix history, but Dartmouth's "communication files"
have so often been cited as pipes before Unix, that you may like
to know what this fascinating facility actually was. See
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~doug/DTSS/commfiles.pdf


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