[TUHS] Early UNIX file permission oddity
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
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