[TUHS] Slashes (was: MS-DOS)

Sven Mascheck mascheck at in-ulm.de
Mon Jul 11 07:10:50 AEST 2016

On Sat, Jul 09, 2016 at 09:41:08PM -0400, Norman Wilson wrote:

> I still habitually quote shell arguments containing ^,
> even though I haven't used a shell that required that
> since late 1984 (Rob had removed the special meaning
> from /bin/sh before I arrived at Bell Labs).

The 8th ed shell, derived from SVR2.  It underwent some
cleanup and got history,
before rc came later.
The 8th ed changes didn't make it into SVR3, I wonder why.

More information about the TUHS mailing list