[TUHS] /usr/bin on V7?

Sven Mascheck mascheck at in-ulm.de
Sat Aug 13 23:24:29 AEST 2011

On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 07:53:44PM -0700, Dan Stromberg wrote:

> When I boot V7 in SIMH (pdp11), I get a root shell and a root filesystem,
> but...  I see that /usr/bin is on root's default PATH, but I have no
> /usr/bin directory.  Is there some way I could get a /usr/bin with
> additional executables, to get the full flavor of V7?

It's not unusual to have no /usr/bin at first,
see "Setting Up Unix" in the 7th ed man, vol2b:

"The system as distributed has all of the binaries in /bin.  Most of
 them should be moved to /usr/bin, leaving only the ones required for
 system maintenance (such as icheck, dcheck, cc, ed, restor, etc.)
 and the most heavily used in /bin.  This will speed things up a bit
 if you have only one disk, and also free up space on the root file
 system for temporary files."

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