[TUHS] Origins and life of the pg pager

Alec Muffett 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
> ran.

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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