[TUHS] Questions about the history of cut(1)

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Tue May 19 01:01:02 AEST 2015

On Monday, May 18, 2015, markus schnalke <meillo at marmaro.de> wrote:

> [2015-05-18 06:36] Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu <javascript:;>>
> >
> > I believe cut/paste originated in PWB Unix, but I can't recall who
> > wrote it.
> Thanks for your reply.
> I checked the PWB code of bostic and spencer ...
>         http://minnie.tuhs.org/Archive/PDP-11/Distributions/usdl/
>         http://minnie.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=PWB1
> ... but couldn't find any signs of cut or paste there.

FreeBSD man page states it originated in System III.  If you browse the
code of it, it is certainly there, but System III was a mix of various
versions, including PWB/UNIX.

Anyway, a very interesting research subject.  Keep going!

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