The book called "UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th Edition" on a page about traceroute, in the footnote is saying that "Windows have it's own version, named tracert (special points on history knowledge for everyone who knows why)". I translated it from my language to english, so in english version it might me worded different.
Do you know why it's "tracert", not "traceroute", and is there really some interesting historical explanation, like "windows couldn't have commands longer than X letters back in the days" or things like that?
//BTW as I suspected it might be something with long words. Someone told me that it might have something to do with Windows 8.3 naming convention
8.3 filenames are limited to at most eight characters
Is it the reason of "tracert" name or is it just red herring?