[TUHS] 2018: eighteen months to the Unix 50th anniversary

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Thu Jan 11 02:53:57 AEST 2018

On 01/10/2018 03:57 AM, Warren Toomey wrote:
>> If not maintaining itself, right on the verge of maintaining itself, 
>> to totally sever the GECOS connection.
> So, while we don't have an exact date, it's reasonable to assume that, 
> sometime around July 1969, Unix was at a point where it was self-hosting.

Somehow I was not aware that Unix was ever dependent on another OS.

I get the impression that GECOS was more integral with early Unix than I 
had ever imagined.  It sounds like more than just the GECOS field in 
/etc/passwd for associating Unix accounts with GECOS accounts on other 

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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