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

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Wed Oct 23 06:08:55 AEST 2019

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 07:52:32PM +0530, Abhinav Rajagopalan wrote:
>    On a somewhat related note, if someone could shine some light on, if
>    such chdir() which wasn't yet integrated into the shell function
>    independent of fork() as in did fork() just spawn off a new child shell
>    if one did chdir() or more generally how did processes interact when/if
>    more than one child existed. I know PDP-7 had some archaic IPC but
>    haven't gotten around to grokking fork.s or others to understand the
>    actual operation.

The best place to learn all this is Dennis' paper on the Evolution of Unix:

Cheers, Warren

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