[TUHS] The origin of /home

Henry Bent henry.r.bent at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 08:18:51 AEST 2018

On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 at 18:06, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> BTW: A thing to remember is that symbolic links are not a wide spread when
> all of this was going on in the early 1980s, so they really did not have a
> lot to do with the /home idea.  In the case of symbolic links, Dennis had
> created them as part of V8, but 4.1BSD and System III (PWB 3.0) did not
> have the idea yet.   BSD 4.2 would later get them as part of FFS, but I
> don’t remember if 4.1c did (the kernel source was not in Warren’s browsable
> archive so I could not check).

4.1c did indeed have symlinks; the  "4.1c.1" source on the CSRG CD set has
the code for them.  lib/libc/sys/symlink.c revision 4.1 is dated 82/12/04,
so that's about the time they went in.


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