Xah Lee's Unixism

Rob Warnock rpw3 at rpw3.org
Sun Sep 5 09:00:20 CEST 2004


Paul Repacholi  <prep at prep.synonet.com> wrote:
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| jmfbahciv at aol.com writes:
| > huh..The why did I have to do TTY:_DT0:/L or LPT:_DT0:/L to get
| > directories?  And to print a file on the line printer required the
| > PIP command LPT:_DSK:FOO.FOR
| 
| My bad... I claim bit rot of the grey stuff...
| Yes DIR and friends came later, post or part of(?) COMPIL.
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Yes, but... Wasn't COMPIL (at least a simple for of it) introduced
before or sometime during 4S72? We didn't switch from 4.x to 5.x until
5.02d (or so) IIRC, and I *thought* we used COMPIL earlier than that.
[But brain rot gets us all in the end...]


-Rob

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