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the truth about Unix: The user interface is horrid.

ceri.memphis.edu/people/smalle

I don't agree with 100% of these points and it's dated (dsw doesn't exist any more, and more friendly programs have replaced ed) but most of these problems are STILL problems in modern unixes (and inherited by plan9 etc). This was written in *1981* and it still feels fundementally true (at least if you're trying to use a shell to do anything)

I was going to write something myself about problems I have with unix interfaces but this paper beat me to most of my points by *40 fucking years*

@nihilazo wow, such a nice paper. it's very true. and it made me think more about what we're doing with modern unixes and i realized that it's really scary and complex…

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