[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas (was: screen editors)

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Fri Feb 7 07:48:37 AEST 2020

On Fri, 7 Feb 2020, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Feb 2020, Dan Cross wrote:
>> Perhaps I've sent this story to TUHS before, but I can't resist. 
>> "finger: the most inappropriately named command in computerdom" (no,
>> that's not a challenge...).
> [ Hilarious story ]
> Back in ye olde Usenet days, someone had an animated .plan which was
> all about the "Andalusian snail" (the "@" character was the snail).
> It used ANSI escape sequences, showing it in the 25th line (the
> "status" line), and was quite funny.
> Of course, you had to have the right speed; too fast, and it just
> zipped past, and too slow, well, it, just crawled along :-) ISTR that
> 9600 was about right.
> Anyone remember that?

I loved ascii animations back the day, collected a bunch of them,
including the one about the Andalusion Video Snail @/


There's a perl script in there for 'slowcat' to print them out slower.

Michael Parson
Pflugerville, TX

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