Online Unix Manual

unix-manual
Online Unix Manual
Online Unix Manual

Online Unix Manual

 

A short announcement in the form of a blog post. We have brought back the Unix Manual tool. We took tool offline for awhile to re-tool (excuse the pun) it, and beef up the security of the application. But, it is back in all its glory. This tool allows you to search the Unix Manual as it pertains to Unix commands. A very useful online tool if you are a webmaster who issues Unix commands from time to time: typically via the command shell using SSH (Secure Socket Shell) to manage your web server. If you don’t, you should look into it. Very powerful and versatile in what you can accomplish.

 

What is Unix? Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, developed in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

 

From the power user’s or programmer’s perspective, Unix systems are characterized by a modular design that is sometimes called the “Unix philosophy”. This means that the operating system provides a set of simple tools that each perform a limited, well-defined function. And, coupled with a unified filesystem as the main means of communication. Further, a shell scripting and command language to combine the tools to perform complex workflows. Aside from the modular design, Unix also distinguishes itself from its predecessors as the first portable operating system. Almost the entire operating system is written in the C programming language that allowed Unix to reach numerous platforms.

 

Many clones of Unix have arisen over the years, of which Linux is the most popular, having displaced SUS-certified Unix on many server platforms since its inception in the early 1990s. If your server, like most, uses Unix or an Unix variant, then it is advised you be familiar with Unix. This manual serves that purpose.

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