I've assembled some notes from old manuals and other sources
on the formats used for on-disk file systems through the
Additional notes, comments on style, and whatnot are welcome.
(It may be sensible to send anything in the last two categories
directly to me, rather than to the whole list.)
Hi all, best wishes for 2011. I had an e-mail from Sven Mascheck asking about
the history of #! interpretation in System V. I couldn't find any #!
code in the kernels before SysVR4. However, I thought I'd pass the
query onto the TUHS list, in case others can shed some light on the question.
Did SysV systems before r4 do #! interpretation, and if so where was it done:
kernel, library, shell? Any code references, e.g. function names etc.?
My interest is tweeked, do you still have the source
for the paper on your editor and perhaps the plan9 source?
I never moved across to acme, I am still a sam addict, but
I am always interested in new ideas.
The Only editors I ever used on Edition-VII where vi and le,
and le I only brushed up against.
Warren Toomey said:
> I first encountered Unix in 1982 at a summer school held by the University
> of Wollongong in Australia. They had an modeless text editor installed,
> and I have never been able to determine if this was a homegrown editor, or
> an editor which was more widely distributed.
The editor was homegrown in Wollongong in 1981, as a late addition to the
Interdata Unix port. I wrote it in response to an elegant and concise
formal mathematical specification of a "display-oriented text editor"
written by Bernard Sufrin of Oxford University's Programming Research
Group. Bernard's specification was essentially an abstract model of an
existing minimalist (and modeless) screen editor 'ded' developed by his
colleague Richard Bornat at Queen Mary College in London. I've never seen
'ded' itself, but I expect that if you tried both editors you would see a
close family resemblance.
The Wollongong editor was not widely disseminated. I don't think it got
into any official Unix distribution except perhaps for Edition VII - its
austere minimalism could not compete with the dazzling complexity of emacs
or vi. I did license it to Interdata (later aka Perkin-Elmer) for use on
their own OS/32 operating system, where it was called MEDIT. I carried on
for many years using it myself and porting it to various flavours of Unix,
Minix, even MS/DOS, and most recently Plan 9. It was only after giving up
Unix for Plan 9 that I finally switched to using Rob Pike's 'acme', which
is, in its way, even more elegantly minimal.
-- Richard Miller
I thought I'd pop in another question here, given the good response we had
I first encountered Unix in 1982 at a summer school held by the University
of Wollongong in Australia. They had an modeless text editor installed,
and I have never been able to determine if this was a homegrown editor, or
an editor which was more widely distributed.
I've attached the first 2 pages of the editor's tutorial; the rest are
temporarily at http://minnie.tuhs.org/Z2/WollongongEdit/
Does anybody recognise this at all?
Many thanks in advance,
Looking for an old version of SQR (Oracle's reporting program) -
3.0.13/.0.15 for >= SunOs5, a.k.a Solaris (>=2.x).
We've got SQR 3.0.13 for SunOS 4, but of course it is not compatible
with our Solaris Oracle client (which isn't sunos4, but sunos 5.8).
According to some records and posts online, there is an 3.0.13 for
Solaris :) just need to find a copy
We've already posted a request in SQRUG (SQR User Group) mailing list
and of course contacted our local Oracle provider (who gave us the
Needles to say, we're in contract with Oracle, once we get a correct
version of the program and according to a successful P.O.C, fully
payed licenses will be purchased.
Check with your ex MITI/Sqribe, Oracle contacts.
Cash prize - $1,000 to finder.
Thanks a lot,
A', D' and friends at the DGUX Project