[TUHS] Etymology of the open file table?
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Mar 24 06:17:04 AEST 2016
Dan Cross scripsit:
> Thanks, all. I kind of figured it was something like that....
For general information on CTSS, the grandparent of Unix, see
Unfortunately, all it says about RUNCOM is:
Louis Pouzin also invented RUNCOM for CTSS. This facility,
the direct ancestor of the Unix shell script, allowed users
to create a file-system file of commands to be executed, with
parameter substitution. Louis also produced a design for the
Multics shell, ancestor of the Unix shell.
That's a great site for everything Multics-related, and has a lot of
ancestral stuff that we've mostly heard about from the Bell Labs side.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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