Unix [was: do...until wisdom needed...]

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu May 10 16:23:26 CEST 2001


In article <014401c0d8ff$3b3038d0$d938a8c0 at Hadfield>, Mark Hadfield wrote:
>> >> A free and popular Unix would have only had to be compatible with
>> >> itself.  DOS, which was the competition at the time, not Windoze 3.1,
>> >> was certainly no more compatible with human beings than Unix was.
>> >
>> >Well, DOS did have a "help" command.
>>
>> Not that I remember....
>
>Oops. It has also been pointed out to me that "at the time"
>(i.e. when the 386 came out) DOS did not have "edit" either. 

There was "edlin" which was a rather lame attempt at a
line-oriented editor.  It was pretty much useless compared to
the Unix line editor "ed".

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