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* [TUHS] /usr/bin/bs on HPUX?
@ 2008-12-10  0:30 Lord Doomicus
  2008-12-10  9:45 ` Tim Bradshaw
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From: Lord Doomicus @ 2008-12-10  0:30 UTC (permalink / raw)

I was poking around an HP UX system at work today, and noticed a  
command I've never noticed before ... /usr/bin/bs.

I'm sure it's been there for a long time, even though I've been an  
HPUX admin for more than a decade, sometimes I'm just blind ... but  
anyway ....

I tried to search on google ... it looks like only HPUX, AIX, and  
Maybe AU/X has it.  Seems to be some kind of pseudo BASIC like  

Anyone ever use it for anything?  Has anyone even noticed it before?   
I'll have to boot my Crimson to see if IRIX has it.

- Derrik

Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
lorddoomicus at

"There's nothing nice about Steve Jobs and there's nothing evil about  
Bill Gates."
	-- Chuck Peddle, MOS 6502 Chip Designer

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* [TUHS]  /usr/bin/bs on HPUX?
@ 2008-12-17 14:27 Jose R. Valverde
  2008-12-17 15:39 ` John Cowan
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From: Jose R. Valverde @ 2008-12-17 14:27 UTC (permalink / raw)

Bit of digging:

> 1.  "bs" was written at AT&T, probably at the Labs, at some time between
> the release of 32V and System III.  It was part of both System III and
> at least some System V releases.

And of course it is in TUHS! Remember we have 32V and SIII. For example,
look into 


The sources contain 'bs' under cmd/bs

The latter one (under USDL) contains also the man page under usr/src/man/man1
(as 'bs.1').

So, there. You have it.

This leads me to consider we would greatly benefit from an expanded and
indexed TUHS repository tree. I made one on my mirror long ago, but a
series of disk crashes ended with it. Maybe, if there is interest I
could do it again.

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2008-12-10  0:30 [TUHS] /usr/bin/bs on HPUX? Lord Doomicus
2008-12-10  9:45 ` Tim Bradshaw
2008-12-10 14:29 ` Jason Stevens
2008-12-10 18:08 ` John Cowan
2009-01-09 10:51   ` Andrzej Popielewicz
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2019-09-30 19:29     ` [TUHS] capturing history of bs(1) command / programming language Dave Plonka
2008-12-17 14:27 [TUHS] /usr/bin/bs on HPUX? Jose R. Valverde
2008-12-17 15:39 ` John Cowan
2008-12-17 16:14   ` lyricalnanoha
2008-12-17 16:35     ` John Cowan
2008-12-17 23:55       ` Lord Doomicus

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