[TUHS] UNIX Backslash History

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Oct 29 01:51:44 AEST 2019

    > From: Charles Anthony

    >> I think it was >user_dir_dir>Group>User, wasn't it?

    > user_dir_dir>Project>User

Oh, right. Too many years spent on Unix! :-)

    > "Names" are aliases, similar to soft links

I feel like they are more similar to hard links; they belong to a segment, and
if the name is given to another segment, and the original segment has only
that name, it goes away. (See the discussion under "add_name" in the MPM
'Commands and Active Fuinctions'). Also, Multics does real soft links (too),
so names can't be soft links! :-)


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