From: markus schnalke <email@example.com>
To: TUHS main list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: ed: f command (facts vs. file)
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 18:17:52 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <1oEvLc-6uIemail@example.com> (raw)
[2022-07-18 12:52] markus schnalke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> [2022-07-11 19:30] Douglas McIlroy <email@example.com>
> > Lomutu and Lomuto, "A Unix Primer"
> Thanks for the recommendation of this book. I now have a copy and
> am looking forward to reading it.
Now I enjoy reading through the book. Thereby I came across this
piece of information (section 7.3.3, p. 87):
(Historically, f stands for ``facts'', but most people
prefer to think of it as an abbreviation for ``file''.)
The manpage in 1st Edition does not list an f command at all.
The manpage in 3rd Edition explains f as ``the filename command''.
Assember and C sources of various editions all talk about filename
and none about facts.
Neither does ``facts'' seem to come from qed.
I couldn't find an f command there at all.
What's the background for the comment about ``facts''?
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2022-07-11 17:30 [TUHS] Re: ed: multiple addresses (with semicolons) Douglas McIlroy
2022-07-18 10:52 ` markus schnalke
2022-07-22 16:17 ` markus schnalke [this message]
2022-07-22 17:14 ` [TUHS] Re: ed: f command (facts vs. file) Phil Budne
2022-07-23 5:47 ` markus schnalke
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