[TUHS] The UNIX Command Language (1976)

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Fri Dec 4 06:43:01 AEST 2020

On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 09:37:17PM +0100, Niklas Karlsson wrote:
> Den tors 3 dec. 2020 kl 21:32 skrev M Douglas McIlroy <
> m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu>:
> > There's a back story. The paper appears in the proceedings  of a
> > conference held in London in 1973, a few months after the advent of
> > pipes. While preparing the presentation, Ken was inspired to invent
> > and install the pipe operator. His talk wouldn't have been nearly as
> > compelling had it been expressed in the original pipeline syntax (for
> > which I take the blame).
> >
> Now I'm curious. Is there anywhere I can read about the original pipeline
> syntax? I tried searching a bit, but the only mention that was even vaguely
> informative only stated that > was involved.

Wasn't there a version that was 

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