[CentOS] mkdir this "." directory

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Tue Dec 29 21:08:52 UTC 2009


On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 04:06:09PM -0500, Bob McConnell wrote:
> MS-DOS 2.0 added subdirectories, I/O redirection, pipes, filters and a 

Ah, pipes... yeah, that was a fun implementation.  Because DOS was single
tasking the pipe actually wrote the data out to a temporary file, then
when the generating program finished the consumer program would be started
up to read from the temporary file.

Slow as hell on floppies!  And you'd better hope you had enough free space
on the disk :-)

-- 

rgds
Stephen


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