that old GNU/Linux argument

Björn Persson listor3.rombobeorn at
Fri Jul 25 17:46:37 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> I've forgotten the timing, but I don't think Posix had a full/useful
> spec until well after Linux.  AT&T's SVID spec (published for sysvr4
> around 1989) would have been about right.  Posix wasn't very complete
> until 1995 or so.

On the third of July 1991, Linus Torvalds asked in comp.os.minix where he 
could get the Posix standard. I suppose Posix has evolved since then, but 
apparently an early version did exist. (He wanted it for the system call 

Björn Persson

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