[TUHS] V9 shell [was Re: Warner's Early Unix Presentation]

Rob Pike robpike at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 16:33:09 AEST 2020

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 2:34 PM Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> > What i like is the autocorrect feature in v8:
> >
> > $ cd /usr/blot
> > /usr/blit
> > $ pwd
> > /usr/blit
> I didn't like some Lisp systems' DWIM (do what I mean) when I
> first heard about the feature, and I like it even less 40-some
> years on. I would probably have remonstrated with Rob had I
> realized the shell was doing it.

It was td, and there is an implementation of sorts in The Unix Programming

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