Xah Lee's Unixism

Rob Warnock rpw3 at rpw3.org
Thu Sep 2 10:55:28 CEST 2004


<jmfbahciv at aol.com> wrote:
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| rpw3 at rpw3.org (Rob Warnock) wrote:
| >| Consider the "PIP" command.
| >+---------------
| >
| >Indeed. And COPY & DEL & DIR, etc.
| 
| Well, not quite :-).  COPY and DELETE called PIP via a CCL
| command.  DIRECT became its own program.  To do a directory
| using PIP required a switch and wasn't a monitor level command.
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Yes, I knew that. What I was trying to convey is that the *names*
of those DOS commands had also been copied from the DEC lineages.
That is, COPY/DEL/DIR rather than cp/rm/ls.


-Rob

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