[TUHS] Origins and life of the pg pager
alec.muffett at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 12:38:25 AEST 2020
On Mon, 15 Jun 2020, 02:48 Larry McVoy, <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> Yeah, but nobody used it. pg was not invented here in a nutshell. more(1)
> was fine, less(1) was actually an improvement. pg(1) was a shitty also
I thought that the whole point of "pg" was that it was a print system
filter; that you integrated it into pipelines to throw proper formfeeds
every 66 (etc) lines rather than print over the margins of DECWriters
(etc), and that it wasn't really a tool for humans.
At least, that's how it was explained to me.
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