Xah Lee's Unixism

Andre Majorel amajorel at teezer.fr
Tue Aug 31 20:21:20 CEST 2004


On 2004-08-31, Craig A Finseth <news at finseth.com> wrote:

> The / was chosen as the command line option separator because whoever
> wrote MSDOS was looking to CP/M, who modelled their commands after a
> PDP-11 operating system (RT-11?).

Whoever = Tim Paterson, then working for Seattle Computer
Products. Interesting historical stuff at

  http://www.patersontech.com/Dos/

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André Majorel <URL:http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/>
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.



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