the unx turtle

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Unix is Beautiful is a quiet corner of the Internet where old scripts, humour, history, and nostalgia can be found. The only unifying theme to be found here is Unix. From BSD to SysV, and encompassing systems like GNU/Linux, all of these platforms are related by, or are the inheritors of, a set of principles and common interfaces that have defined modern computing and the Internet Age.

This is the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.

— Doug McIlroy

My current project is to collect historical information on the development and use of Unix.

History and lore





Our software tools a curious collection of tools
Git scripts and hooks a variety of Git scripts and hooks