[TUHS] earliest Unix roff

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Tue Sep 17 10:46:20 AEST 2019

The USG pg program was created after UCB released more.  Btw this was
before vi or csh was distributed.  But too many BTL folks had seen BSD
during there OYOC year and either demanded it or had brought what was in
effect 2BSD back with them.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 6:06 PM Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Sep 2019, Clem Cole wrote:
> > >       However, please note that more(1) also was inspired by, almost
> > >       copied from, ITS.  Certainly the prompt --More-- is.
> >
> > Absolutely.  A friend of mine/fellow UCB grad student, Eric Shienbrood,
> > wrote it.  He was a MIT undergrad. And Eric happily said it was modeled
> > from ITS. And before, Eric wrote it, UNIX lacked anything like it.
> >  Which to me is fine, taking an idea from another system to add a new
> > feature that is lacking.
> Am I the only one who remembers the old "pg" program?  It seems to have
> disappeared.
> -- Dave

Sent from a handheld expect more typos than usual
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