[TUHS] rm command

John P. Linderman jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 07:33:24 AEST 2018

Another country heard from.
<http://www.tldp.org/LDP/LG/issue49/fischer.html> I doubt the Robert Morris
story, given that a command as fundamental as "rm" must have come about
very early in the development, and there isn't a pattern of naming commands
after their authors.

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 1:22 PM, Eric Blood <winkywooster at gmail.com> wrote:

> I came across this yesterday:
> > Fun fact: according to unsubstantiated UNIX lore, "rm" is NOT short-hand
> > for "remove" but rather, it stands for the initials of the developer
> that wrote
> > the original implementation, Robert Morris.
> >
> > https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16916565
> I was curious if there's any truth to it.  I found
> http://minnie.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl and was poking around but
> couldn't determine when the rm command came about.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Eric Blood
> winkywooster at gmail.com
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