A few months ago, I posted a message concerning the availabity of
version 0.9 of rc, with a hopeful message about releasing rc 1.0 Real
Well, the day is here. rc-1.0 is available for anonymous ftp from
archone.tamu.edu (188.8.131.52) in pub/rc. The compressed, shar'ed
archive takes up about 73k. It is also available in "yabba" .Y format.
As always, I honor personal email requests for copies of rc, but I
would ask you to please make the effort to find rc somewhere else
first; I get a lot of these requests.
Here are the first few lines of rc's man page, in case you have no idea
what I'm talking about:
RC(1) USER COMMANDS RC(1)
rc - shell
rc [ -eixvld ] [ -c command ] [ arguments ]
rc is a command interpreter and programming language similar
to sh(1). It is based on the AT&T plan 9 shell of the same
name. The shell offers a C-like syntax (much more so than
the C shell), and a powerful mechanism for manipulating
variables. It is reasonably small and reasonably fast,
especially when compared to contemporary shells. Its use is
intended to be interactive, but the language lends itself
well to scripts.