Welcome to anyone finding the list as a result of tonights lecture.
Remember, I'm presenting about applications tomorrow night, and if
anyone out there is new to Linux and wants a quick overview (which isn't
entirely dependent on you being a CS student!) on what's available then
they should feel free to come along - there will be some seats spare and
you can probably sneak in! Perfect for people who have never seen
Linux, or just not recently.
Following Tony's lecture tonight:
Were Thompson & Richie really slow on the keyboard?
An equally valid reason on old machines was commands take up space, in
memory as part of the interpreter, or on the storage. Both of which
were scarce on the machines UNIX was written for. Writing 'ls' instead
of list saves you two bytes.
'passwd' exhibits the six-character limit, which you might see in a few
more places if you look hard.