[TUHS] History of top

Dave Horsfall 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.

-- Dave

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