[pups] PDP-11

David Evans dfevans at bbcr.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jun 12 17:21:58 AEST 2006

On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 10:11:07PM -0700, Carl Lowenstein wrote:
> If you had ever attached a DEC VT05 (glass teletype) to your Sixth
> Edition or Seventh Edition Unix system you would understand why the
> Usenix monthly magazine is named ";login:".   The user prompt contains
> escape sequences to control a model 37 Teletype, but the VT05 doesn't
> respond to them, and in fact ignores the <esc> character and just
> displays the semicolon and colon part of the escape sequences.

  ISTR that 2.9BSD on the Pro 350 does this too.

David Evans                                     dfevans at bbcr.uwaterloo.ca
Research Associate                     http://bbcr.uwaterloo.ca/~dfevans/
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

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