[TUHS] vi in v7

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Aug 2 00:33:20 AEST 2020

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 6:16 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> Dave those are ANSI tape labels.  Unix does not use them    DEC did
> although was inconsistent with the use particularly WRT HDR2 records.  Tom
> Quarles (of spice 3 fame) wrote probably the best version for Unix to deal
> with them.  I believe I gave a copy but it will be in BSD 4.1 maybe 4.2
> compiler syntax. I'll ask him if he ever updated it. Clem

How is that related to ansitar.c?


On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 3:55 AM Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020, Warner Losh wrote:
>> >       Weren't V5/6/7/etc distributed as bootable tapes?  Set the switch
>> >       register to point to the tape instead of the disk...
>> >
>> > Yes. They were. We have V6 and V7 tapes (and a V5 disk image). Likely
>> > earlier versions likely did too.  What I'd meant was that 2.8BSD is the
>> > first 2BSD that had a bootable tape.
>> Ah, my mistake.
>> I think the loader also read just the first block, so woe betide you if
>> you used a labelled tape...
>> If I recall, VOL1, HDR1, etc.
>> -- Dave
> --
> Sent from a handheld expect more typos than usual
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