[TUHS] Early UNIX file permission oddity

Tim Newsham newsham at lava.net
Thu May 22 07:39:17 AEST 2008

> It's important to remember that 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ... represent editions of
> the *manual*, and that there is no guarantee that any particular
> snapshot of the system corresponds exactly to what was in any particular
> manual edition.  Research Unix (as it was later called retrospectively)
> was right up to the end a continuously evolving system, and the whole
> concept of releases simply did not exist for it.

I thought there were distinct releases for 5th and 6th (and 7th?)
edition where the manuals, sources and binaries were all collected
in a consistent snapshot and released as a unit.

> John Cowan        http://www.ccil.org/~cowan          cowan at ccil.org

Tim Newsham

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