On 28 Nov 2017 11:18 +0000, from ralph(a)inputplus.co.uk (Ralph Corderoy):
And Multics had some kind of `attach' and
`detach' of I/O streams, well
known to Ossanna, so perhaps dup(2), and a Thompson-shell syntax to go
with it meant `>' was earmarked early on.
Didn't early UNIX pipes use `<' to separate the commands involved?
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