[TUHS] ed.c on Unix v5

Marc Rochkind rochkind at basepath.com
Sun Dec 20 04:36:26 AEST 2015

Right. Obviously Doug can supply the details, but I recall that around 1972
or so Dick Haight used to go over from Piscataway to Murray Hill to get a
new system, and there would be some sort of indication about whether it was
a good day or a bad day to make a tape.


On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 9:18 AM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> Mark Longridge scripsit:
> > There's no other trace of getpid in v5 as it's not in the v5 manual
> > and there's no getpid.s in the disk image. I'm not sure if having
> > getpid in v5 is anomalous or not, perhaps you or someone else can
> > actually remember as I'm a johnny-come-lately to the party.  There's
> > even some commands mentioned in the v4 manual that don't exist in the
> > v5 disk image.
> The manuals were versioned, but the tapes were not: each tape represents
> a snapshot of the research system on that particular day, so what you find
> there isn't closely correlated with any manual version.
> --
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