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Re: Unix top 5 or 10 (was: Linux Lunch and Learns...)
On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 16:01, Robert Citek wrote:
> On Friday, April 2, 2004, at 08:23 AM, Ken Hagan wrote:
> > If you're talking mostly to programmers and trying to evangelize
> > Linux, perhaps
> > you could start by evanglizing UNIX in general? Explaining how
> > everything is
> > treated like a file, toolchains, pipes, the things that make UNIX rawk
> > from the
> > command line.
> If you were to summarize the top 5 or 10 most important principles
> about UNIX, what would they be?
> 1) everything is treated like a file.
> 2) data is a stream which allows for pipes and redirects.
> 3) small programs that do a few things and do them well.
> 4) a core (kernel) and an API (system calls) with which to talk to the
> 5) a shell to tie the first four items together. (insert Tolkien quote
> about a ring to "bind them")
> - Robert
"The Art of UNIX Programming" Eric S. Raymond
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