[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix

Norman Wilson norman at oclsc.org
Wed Nov 1 05:23:00 AEST 2017


I too remember TECO.  In my TOPS-10 days I was quite a whiz at it.

Then I encountered UNIX and ed, and never looked back.  Cryptic
programmability is fun, but a simple but well-chosen set of
commands including the g/v pair made me more efficient in the end.

it could just be that ed is a better fit for the shape of my brain.
C struck me similarly.

Norman Wilson
Toronto ON
(Actually in the Bay Area for a few days for LISA, in case any
UNIXtorians want to meet up.)


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