[TUHS] Command name of the B compiler; One letter command names

John Cowan 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:

> Hoi,

coi :-)

>         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
There is / One art / No more / No less
To do / All things / With art- / -Lessness          --Piet Hein
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