[TUHS] Speaking commands [Was: Bell System Technical Journal archive]

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Tue Jul 17 23:20:23 AEST 2018

Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was intrigued by BMK's comment that "ed" was never spokend as "ed"
> by "those in the know", which leads me to wonder how things were
> spoken.

I always spelled out the two-letter commands: e-d, a-r, l-s, r-m, c-p.
chmod I pronounced as ch-mod (not mode), but 'rmdir' was 'remove dir'
and for some reason, mv was move. (I think the doc for vi officially
stated that the proram's name was to be pronounced v-i and not 'vie'.)

Undoubtedly there were many regional differences... :-)


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