Sunday brain tickler

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Jan 9 11:51:49 CST 2017

On 01/09/2017 09:28 AM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> Need there BE a filename?
> An OS, particularly for a word processor, could have an IMPLICIT list
> of filenames on a disk of DOCUMENT1 DOCUMENT2 DOCUMENT3

I found this document:

about transferring Lanier "No Problem" files to a Unix (Gould 9050)
mini.  The interchange program was a serial-comms program, so no value
to disk interpretation.

However, in section 2.2, there's light shed on how the Lanier manages
its files.  Very unusual, but might well explain some of the directory bits.

But apparently files were named--and some sort of name compression
appears to be in use as the name of the comms program is 9 characters
long, while the file name area appears to be only 8 bytes in length.


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