[TUHS] Early non-Unix filesystems?

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat Mar 19 03:45:10 AEST 2016

Warren Toomey scripsit:

> Are you sure it was called "bin"? The PDP-7 team are working on the
> assumption that it was called "system" because init links the shell
> from "system" into a user's home directory:

Probably an incorrect memory.  Of course, in an edge-labeled general
graph, directories don't have names any more than files do in modern
Unix filesystems, so it isn't "what's its name?", it is "what's its
name in some directory?"

I assume you know about
https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/hist.html , which is an essential
resource on Ancientest Unix.  Note especially the absence of any way to
create directories while the system is running.

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