[TUHS] UNIX Backslash History
ality at pbrane.org
Tue Oct 29 03:36:10 AEST 2019
Bakul Shah <bakul at bitblocks.com> once said:
> >dir1>dir2>file1 -- absolute: /dir1/di2/file1
> file1 -- relative: if >dir1>dir2 is the working dir
> <file2 -- relative: ../file2 == >dir1>file2
> <dir3>file4 -- ../dir3/file3
> <<dir4>file5 -- ../../dir4/file5 == >dir4>file5
> << is more compact thant ../.. and I like the vertical symmetry of < and >!
"Getting Less Than Right" would have been an
interesting title. ;)
Unix uses dot for the current directory. Was
there any notation for this in Multics?
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