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Short stories limited to four lines, 80 columns, and SVR0 commands

Filed under: Random and Pleasing — jet @ 20:37

A million years ago, when 4-line sigs were the rule in the 80-column world, I decided to write short stories using only SVR0 commands.

Most of them are on 3B1 floppies I need to read and transfer to the 21st century via serial line, but here’s one I found on a USENET archive:

Grep sed “awk! man cut grep, edit banner false! get help!” Man disable
grep, split banner, join prof admin. Grep mount eqn, find path. Grep
echo spell. False cat kill admin, man. Grep find banner, make true

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