[TUHS] AIX/SMIT (was Re: Book Recommendation)

Stuart Remphrey stu at remphrey.net
Thu Nov 25 22:20:56 AEST 2021

On Thu, 25 Nov 2021, 18:35 Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via TUHS, <
tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org> wrote:

> Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> writes:
> > SMIT - just say no.
> ... it would show me the command
> line it was about to run.

Ditto. The only SMIT or AIX feature I used/liked.
Oh, that and mksysb.
*maybe* the volume manager, if none was the alternative.

Eventually got to understand (some of) the AIX  stanza files &
interactions, though also always hated them -- and no software
worked/ported easily. Then I mercifully escaped AIX, after Wang went ch.11
-- a former manager/colleague had hired me into Wang Australia when they
started selling HP, IBM & MIPS boxen along with PC office networks to avoid
going broke, but weren't quick-footed enough.


> Lisp is the most important idea in computer science.  --Alan Kay

Unless you're a postfix lover?!
Long live RPN, postscript, forth,...
(ducks behind desk; exits, stage right)
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