[TUHS] File-as-record (was: Happy birthday, Dennis Ritchie!)

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Sep 9 11:43:38 AEST 2017

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:

> On Saturday,  9 September 2017 at 13:16:30 +1200, Wesley Parish wrote:
> > 'fraid so. The Unix directory structure and the correlating
> > free-form file competed with the file-as- record-structure and
> > directory-as-record-structure in the seventies and eighties. The
> > competition had finished by the nineties, and hardly anybody
> > remembers it now.
> Sorry, I don't understand this.  Can you give an example of
> file-as-record and directory-as-record?  Some of it suggests MVS, but
> not quite.

See VMS's RMS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_Management_Services for
a representative competitor.

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