[TUHS] keyboards and command names

Jaap Akkerhuis jaapna at xs4all.nl
Thu Feb 6 01:30:24 AEST 2020

> I have always suspected that the brevity of the Unix command names was strongly
> influenced by the clunky keyboards on the teletypes that were being used.  Can
> anyone confirm, deny, and/or comment on this?

Peter Collinson made the same observation at the 25th year celebration
of UNIX (USENIX, Washington) and it was confirmed by dmr.


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