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

John S Quarterman jsqmobile at gmail.com
Sat Oct 26 06:58:54 AEST 2019

Manual small enough to pick up. Man pages for each program. IO simple and
made sense. -jsq

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 4:56 PM Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> 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?
> Mine was: Oh, I can:
>   + write a simple script
>   + to edit a file on the fly
>   + with no temporary files (a la pipes)
>   + AND I can change the file suffix and the system won't stop me!
> I was using TOPS-20 beforehand.
> Cheers, Warren
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