[TUHS] /usr/mdec

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Tue Nov 22 07:11:36 AEST 2022

On Mon, 21 Nov 2022, Noel Chiappa wrote:

> > MAINDEC was certainly on all of their standalone diagnostic media
> Actually, it was the name for all their diagnostics (usually 
> stand-alone), dating back to the paper tape days - when that was the 
> only form they were distributed in. So it makes sense that it's a short 
> form of 'MAINDEC'.

Yep.  We had heaps of paper tape diags (along with a tape and an RK-05) 
with "MAINDEC" on the label, so it was just as well that we had a PC-11 
(the only one on campus)...

-- Dave

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