[TUHS] Command name of the B compiler; One letter command names
cowan at ccil.org
Sat Dec 5 01:30:46 AEST 2020
On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 2:12 AM markus schnalke <meillo at marmaro.de> wrote:
> Currently on UNIX, there is no B command.
A script named "B" (note capital letter) was written at some point that
performed the explicit steps shown in the B manual. This was evidently
renamed to "b" at some point. "All is in flux."
I came to this question because I was looking for one letter
> commands. I always thought them to be a reserved namespace for the
> user ...
By no means, at least not by now. "x" is the name of the raw X11 binary,
and "w" is a variant of "who" that displays the idle time (similar to
"finger") and the last command executed. The J and K language interpreters
from the APL dharma line (and consequently oriented toward terseness) are
executed as "J" and "k" respectively.
John Cowan http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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To do / All things / With art- / -Lessness --Piet Hein
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