The UNIX time-sharing system. Ritchie, D. D. M. & Thompson, K. Communications of the ACM, 17(7):365–375, July, 1974. ZSCC: 0000115 Publisher: ACM ISBN: 0001-0782
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UNIX is a general-purpose, multi-user, interactive operating system for the Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-11/40 and 11/45 computers. It offers a number of features seldom found even in larger operating systems, including: (1) a hierarchical file system incorporating demountable volumes; (2) compatible file, device, and inter-process I/O; (3) the ability to initiate asynchronous processes; (4) system command language selectable on a per-user basis; and (5) over 100 subsystems including a dozen languages. This paper discusses the nature and implementation of the file system and of the user command interface.
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	abstract = {UNIX is a general-purpose, multi-user, interactive operating system for the Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-11/40 and 11/45 computers. It offers a number of features seldom found even in larger operating systems, including: (1) a hierarchical file system incorporating demountable volumes; (2) compatible file, device, and inter-process I/O; (3) the ability to initiate asynchronous processes; (4) system command language selectable on a per-user basis; and (5) over 100 subsystems including a dozen languages. This paper discusses the nature and implementation of the file system and of the user command interface.},
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	urldate = {2015-10-26},
	journal = {Communications of the ACM},
	author = {Ritchie, Dm Dennis M. and Thompson, Ken},
	month = jul,
	year = {1974},
	note = {ZSCC: 0000115 
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 0001-0782},
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	pages = {365--375}
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