[TUHS] finding help in v7 in 1980

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sat Nov 11 04:19:59 AEST 2017

Hi Will,

> (I found the article, not the book, "The Unix Programming Environment"
> by Kernighan and Mashey, to be enlightening 

The book is better.  I learnt Unix from it having read K&R to learn C
and being intrigued by these sample commands that were presented.
I used to rent time on a 3B2 in a neighbouring town a train-ride away
and go there on a Saturday to actually type in what the book presented.

That stopped when I traded in my ARM-based Acorn Archimedes 310 for
Acorn's R140 running BSD 4.2-based Risc iX; like Tony Finch mentioned
the other day IIRC.  ARM 3, 4 MiB RAM, and a 56 MB Rodime ST-506 drive
that housed everything including X and iXi.Desktop(sp?).  Everything on
disk was compressed to fit;  luckily the ARM could decompress quicker
than the rust could spin.

Cheers, Ralph.

More information about the TUHS mailing list