The evolution of the unix time-sharing system
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- Ritchie D.M. (1980) The evolution of the unix time-sharing system. In: Tobias J.M. (eds) Language Design and Programming Methodology. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 79. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper presents a brief history of the early development of the Unix operating system. It concentrates on the evolution of the file system, the process-control mechanism, and the idea of pipelined commands. Some attention is paid to social conditions during the development of the system.