[TUHS] History of top
dave at horsfall.org
Thu May 24 19:35:54 AEST 2018
On Thu, 24 May 2018, Lars Brinkhoff wrote:
> I'm curious about the history of "top". As far as I can see, the first
> version was written by William LeFebvre and posted to net.sources in
> 1984. I'm surprised it appeared that late. Were there any other
> versions or similar Unix programs before that?
My memory is failing me, but I seem to recall that here in Oz we had a
similar program, possibly written by Piers Lauder? Or IanJ?
It was called "ss" or something, for "system status", and I dimly recall
modifying it (or suggesting same) to show the hostname.
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