[TUHS] Interactive Systems (was Pcc for 386)

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Sat Jul 13 08:45:28 AEST 2019

If I recall this was one of the implementations that wrote to a file and
then forked the next process after it got to eof.

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 2:44 PM Deborah Scherrer <
dscherrer at solar.stanford.edu> wrote:

> I didn't do this port, so don't know the details.  But it was done in
> the late 70s (I think) and had broad distribution.  When I collected
> various Software Tools versions, I was not able to find the VMS one. Sorry.
> Deborah
> On 7/12/19 1:45 PM, Paul Winalski wrote:
> > On 7/12/19, Deborah Scherrer <dscherrer at solar.stanford.edu> wrote:
> >> There was also an extensive port of the Software Tools to VMS, done by
> >> Joe Sventek at LBNL.   Included at the key tools, the shell, pipes,
> >> everything.   Felt completely like Unix.
> > How did the LBNL Software Tools for VMS implement pipes?  I'm curious
> > because DEC itself did a product in the mid-1980s called DEC Shell
> > that was a VMS port of the Bourne shell and associated utilities.  I
> > wrote a VMS device driver that implemented pipes as a true VMS
> > pseudo-device, similar to VMS mailboxes but with true Unix pipe
> > semantics.
> >
> > -Paul W.
> --
Sent from a handheld expect more typos than usual
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