[TUHS] The UNIX Command Language (1976)

M Douglas McIlroy m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
Fri Dec 4 06:51:24 AEST 2020

https://archive.org/details/a_research_unix_reader  pp 29-30

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 3:37 PM Niklas Karlsson <nikke.karlsson at gmail.com> 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.
> Thanks!
> Niklas

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