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Unix ABCs

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Phoenix, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Phoenix
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    found this in a reply on /. thought it might be of some use
    lots of these apps are also on linux :)

    A is for awk, which runs like a snail
    B is for biff, which reads all your mail
    C is for cc, as hackers recall
    D is for dd, the command that does all
    E is for emacs, which rebinds your keys
    F is for fsck, which rebuilds your trees
    G is for grep, a clever detective
    H is for halt, which may seem defective
    I is for indent, which rarely amuses
    J is for join, which nobody uses
    K is for kill, which makes you the boss
    L is for lex, which is missing from DOS
    M is for more, from which less was begot
    N is for nice, which really is not
    O is for od, which prints out things nice
    P is for passwd, which reads in strings twice
    Q is for quota, a Berkeley-type fable
    R is for ranlib, for sorting a table
    S is for spell, which attempts to belittle
    T is for true, which does very little
    U is for uniq, which is used after sort
    V is for vi, which is hard to abort
    W is for whoami, which tells you your name
    X is, well, X, of dubious fame
    Y is for yes, which makes an impression, and
    Z is for zcat, which handles compression

    source: random slashdot.org poster :)
     
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