[TUHS] Fwd: Choice of Unix for 11/03 and 11/23+ Systems

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 08:27:28 CDT 2020

On Thu, 1 Oct 2020 at 00:58, Noel Chiappa via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> No, it looks like it uses a different fie-system layout.
> Besides; there's not much point: the big adantage of using V6 is that one can
> use the V6 tool-chain to prepare Mini-Unix binaries; XV6 wouldn't allow
> that. If all one wants to do is get files in or out, there's already a program
> (compilable with gcc, that uses Standard I/O) to read files out of a V6
> filesystem. If there was any good need, it could be extended to write
> (although that would be non-trivial).

Ah, OK. Sorry for the noise, then.

May I ask, for my continuing education: what's a "Mini-Unix binary"?

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