[TUHS] A/UX [was Linux is on-topic]

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sat Aug 1 09:02:27 AEST 2020

On Mon, 20 Jul 2020, John Cowan wrote:

> I remember reading about something like that, though it's not connected 
> in my mind with A/UX.  What I do remember is that you had to type "Ls" 
> to pop up the options window: After all, most of the time you don't 
> *want* options for  "ls".  On a text terminal, the top half of the 
> screen became the options window; its scrolling content was restored 
> when the window was dismissed.

I'm glad that it was sort of optional, otherwise it would annoy the hell 
out of me.

SMIT was quite nice although; although it was a GUI (which I loathe), at 
least it displayed the command that was run as a result (which was just as 
well!) so you could type it yourself if you liked.

-- Dave

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