[PLUG-TALK] write(1) on the comeback trail

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Apr 14 09:51:43 PDT 2014


Over the weekend, we brought a new general-purpose login server 
online. After the work was done at the office, I went home and logged 
in to verify a couple things.

I left my login session running (carelessly, since that's not my 
normal practice) and when I returned later in the day I noticed that 
an engineer had used write(1) to send me a brief request.

It was the perfect medium for that exchange, and I replied in kind. 
(He'd left his session running for just that reason.)

/me loves ancient utilities.

-- 
Paul Heinlein
heinlein at madboa.com
45°38' N, 122°6' W


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