[TUHS] UNIX Backslash History
charles.unix.pro at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 07:51:28 AEST 2019
On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 2:31 PM Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> > From: Charles Anthony
> > /home/CAnthony
> I think it was >user_dir_dir>Group>User, wasn't it? I seem to remember my
> homedir on MIT-Multics was >udd>CSR>JNChiappa?
>user_dir_dir Home directories of users
>daemon_dir_dir Home directories of daemons
"Names" are aliases, similar to soft links; "udd" is a name for
"user_dir_dir" so ">udd" and ">user_dir_dir" point to the same directory.
>user_dir_dir>SysAdmin>admin or >udd>sa>a is ~root/
Circulating back to the original question, backslash is used as an escape
character on Multics. "\f" is end-of-file-ish, used eg to leave input mode
in text editors.
And I wonder if the 'dd' directory on PDP-7 Unix owe anything to 'udd'?
> Getting back to the original query, I'm wondering if '/' was picked
> as it wasn't shifted, unlike '>'?
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