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On the use of the “Code Improver”

Very early C compilers, (mostly K&R C, as seen in UNIX V6, or this compiler for the Atari ST called "Megamax C") came with a "code improver". This was apparently a separate binary, named c2, and ...
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How to test a chat script with a uucp linux and uucp(server) unix?

I like to play with old networks, uucp is really and advanced(is from the 1978) for that time. I have setup a uucp server in a tru64 unix server. On tru64 server I have edit /etc/inetd.conf uucp ...
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Could we change the baud rate for the two serial ports on a terminal and on a computer?

Say we have a terminal (for example: VT100) that is connected to a computer (for example: PDP-11), and UNIX V7 is installed on the computer. The terminal will have a serial port that is connected ...
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Does the “backspace” key places the cursor on a new line in UNIX V7?

I am running UNIX V7 using the SimH emulator. Whenever I press the "backspace" key, instead of the previous character being deleted, what happens is that the cursor is placed on a new line. Is this ...
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What was the first publication documenting AT&T syntax assembly language?

What was the first publication to document what is (now) known as AT&T syntax assembly language?
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a learning gomoku in Lisp

Years ago I played a version of gomoku that was written in Lisp that learned as you played. After a few rounds, it became nearly unbeatable. This was on Unix System III on a small PDP-11. I have ...
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Setting up and using UUCP (with analog modems)

These days, of course, we have the Internet, but back in the day, there was Unix to Unix Copy - UUCP. In its heyday it was a terrific way to get email and other simple data moving across the world, ...
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Does UNIX V7 have a built-in file editor?

I can use cat to display the content of a file in UNIX V7, but I don't know how can I edit the content of a file. Is there a built-in file editor in UNIX V7?
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Role of Termcap under contemporary unices

A word of caution regarding this question: I'm more a userland than kernel person but have this nagging concern which I think belongs to kernel. When configuring a system one decides on peripherals ...
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Netscape has detected a /.netscape/lock file

My computer is saying that my netscape file is being used by a host that says it is located in Boulder Colorodo. It is coming from a wierd IP address. I just plugged my ethernet cable to use the ...
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File system performance and the Unix API

A 1994 book called 'The Design and Implementation of a Log-structured file system' contains the claim "We have implemented a prototype log-structured file system called Sprite LFS; it outperforms ...
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How do I compile C code with the IRIX X Window System?

I have typed out a rather large file in C code that is defining OpenGL graphics and will draw a triangle on the screen. While I know all of the functions of the X Windowing System, I do not know how ...

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