Monday, March 26, 2012

UNIX means YOU get to choose your tools (*)

See the comment by Jmp on the above post.

(*) And if no tool is _just_ right for the job at hand, UNIX facilitates writing your own (in C, sh, sed/awk/et al, or in Perl, Python, Ruby, or other languages, with great integration and interaction with the OS, the shell and the many powerful command-line tools that are an integral part of UNIX.

Want proof? Just read the book "The UNIX Programming Environment" by Kernighan and Pike, and try out many of the examples in it.

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