June 16, 2005

Excavating ancient abbreviations in Linux

A. Kucharik writes "Like Egyptian hieroglyphics, cryptic Linux commands -- a legacy from Unix -- tell a story not only about what they do, but also about the people who developed them. In this tip, Nigel McFarlane digs up a few crusty abbreviations like RC, bin and TTY and explains where they came from and what they mean."

Link: searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com


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