[ih] Origin of 'talk' command
touch at ISI.EDU
Thu Dec 19 11:15:56 PST 2002
Brian Dear wrote:
> Does anyone know the date that the Unix "talk" command originally
> appeared, and on what version/platform of Unix, and also if there's an
> RFC on it (I've not been able to locate one)?
I would not expect an RFC: talk is between users on a single machine.
RFCs tend to require inter-machine communication ;-)
I.e., this may be Unix history, but not quite Internet history (though
given we don't get that much traffic, and there's some overlap in
expertise, it seems OK to ask).
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