[CentOS] Bourne shell deprecated?

Wed Apr 27 20:14:36 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 4/27/2016 12:59 PM, JJB wrote:
> Interesting.  Back in 1980 we called /bin/sh the Mashey shell.  It did 
> not have command substitution or other things we now take for 
> granted.  Bourne did that for us.  So there's a version or two missing 
> in history... 

this suggests the PWB/Mashey shell was pretty short lived... 

derivatives of Unix Version 7 were about the first Unix version most 
people outside of a few universities ever saw, like I believe my first 
in depth exposure to Unix was 4.1BSD, on Dec VAX 11/780.   I remember 
having to get a Unix/32V license from AT&T, then photocopy the label of 
the tape and fax it to Berkeley before we could get 4.1BSD from them due 
to licensing weirdness.  I don't remember ever even mounting that AT&T tape.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz