[TUHS] v6tar from v7 on v6, too large?

Will Senn will.senn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 02:37:46 AEST 2015

On 12/9/15 8:56 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      > From: Will Senn
>      > Thanks for supplying the logic trail you followed as well!
> "Use the source, Luke!" This is particularly true on V6, where it's assumed
> that recourse to the source (which is always at hand - long before RMS and
> 'Free Software', mind) will be an early step.
>      > when you say dump the a.out header, how do you do that?
> On vanilla V6? Hmm. On a system with 'more' (hint, hint ;-), I'd just do 'od
> {file} | more', and stop it after the first page. Without 'more', I'd probably
> send the 'od' output to a file, and use 'ed' to look at the first couple of
> lines.
> Back in the day, of course, on a (slow) printing terminal, one could have just
> said 'od', and aborted it after the first couple of lines. These days, with
> video terminals, 'more' is kind of really necessary. Grab the one off my V6
> Unix site, it's V6-ready (should be a compile-and-go).
> 	Noel

This is great help. I'll get more or less going and see where I wind up.



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