[TUHS] What was your "Aha, Unix!" moment?

Ronald Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Fri Oct 18 22:07:20 AEST 2019

Indeed, the shell and just about any command (save a few setuid ones) were just programs that you could just as soon have your own copies of.
that was always very neat coming from more “canned” systems.

> On Oct 17, 2019, at 8:49 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Oct 2019, Warren Toomey wrote:
>> All, we had another dozen TUHS suscribers to the list overnight. 
> Welcome.
>> A reminder that we're here to discuss Unix Heritage, so I'll nudge you
>> if the conversation goes a bit off-topic.
>> So I'll kick off another thread. What was your "ahah" moment when you
>> first saw that Unix was special, especially compared to the systems you'd
>> previously used?
> When I discovered that there was nothing special about the Shell i.e. I could write/modify it, as it was not privileged in any way (unlike, cough cough, DCL etc).
> -- Dave

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