[TUHS] The UNIX Command Language (1976)

Tyler Adams coppero1237 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 02:04:03 AEST 2020

"The most exotic feature of the Shell is its ability to connect the
standard output of one command directly to the standard input of
another. *Again,
neither program is aware that such things are going on.* In the example"

So sad that many shell programs today break this abstraction barrier :/ Was
there a watershed moment when people started doing this, or people just
always couldn't resist the "convenience" of typing less?


On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 5:18 AM Joachim via TUHS <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>

> Apologies if this has already been linked here.
> "The UNIX Command Language is the first-ever paper published on the Unix
> shell. It was written by Ken Thompson in 1976."
> https://github.com/susam/tucl
> Joachim
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