Interesting that of all the commands mentioned, ar is (at least for me) no
longer used (although I haven't used ed in many years). As I recall it, ar
was mostly of use to address the extremely low limits on inodes and disk
space: the former by packing a bunch of files/inodes into a single file,
the latter by saving the wasted space on any file that wasn't a multiple of
512 bytes. I guess it lives on in the creation of "libraries" that could be
loaded by compilers, although I think shared objects have largely replaced
archive files, and I'm not sure if archive files are even accepted any more.
On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 9:20 AM, <arnold(a)skeeve.com> wrote:
Nemo <cym224(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I was intrigued by BMK's comment that
"ed" was never spokend as "ed"
by "those in the know", which leads me to wonder how things were
I always spelled out the two-letter commands: e-d, a-r, l-s, r-m, c-p.
chmod I pronounced as ch-mod (not mode), but 'rmdir' was 'remove
and for some reason, mv was move. (I think the doc for vi officially
stated that the proram's name was to be pronounced v-i and not 'vie'.)
Undoubtedly there were many regional differences... :-)