Why is the tip command named "tip"?

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Grant Taylor

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May 11, 2020, 11:04:53 PM5/11/20
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Does anyone know why the tip command is named "tip"?

Is it in reference to something? Is it from largely forgotten / less
commonly known legacy?



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Keith Thompson

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May 12, 2020, 12:35:19 AM5/12/20
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Grant Taylor <gta...@tnetconsulting.net> writes:
> Does anyone know why the tip command is named "tip"?
>
> Is it in reference to something? Is it from largely forgotten / less
> commonly known legacy?

terminal interface program

ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/src/usr.bin/tip/tip.h

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Grant Taylor

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May 12, 2020, 8:04:48 PM5/12/20
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On 5/11/20 10:35 PM, Keith Thompson wrote:
> terminal interface program

Thank you Keith.

That makes perfect sense.
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