[TUHS] UUCP "bag" files

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Fri May 11 02:03:22 AEST 2018

On Thu, May 10, 2018, 11:28 AM Grant Taylor via TUHS <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>

> On 05/10/2018 08:25 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> > Yes. Bag files are a file format used to transfer news via uucp,
> > popularized by dnews. I think they originated with satellite news
> systems.
> This seems to be exactly the topic that I'm asking about.
> Unfortunately it doesn't hint at why the files are called "bag" files.

Totally hazarding a guess, but I'd imagine the etymology comes from a news
bag, as in the thing slung over the should and hauled around by the
neighborhood kid who delivers newspapers in the morning (that holds the
to-be-delivered news).

        - Dan C.
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