[TUHS] What was your "Aha, Unix!" moment?

Jim Capp jcapp at anteil.com
Fri Oct 11 07:25:10 AEST 2019

My “aha” moment was the discovery of man pages and the realization that the design of the entire system, from inodes to tty drivers were freely available at my fingertips for perusal. 

It was like having an operating system design course “on-line”, and what a beautiful design!!!



> On Oct 10, 2019, at 5:11 PM, SPC <spedraja at gmail.com> wrote:
> El jue., 10 oct. 2019 22:56, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> escribió:
>> So I'll kick off another thread. What was your "ahah" moment when you
>> first saw that Unix was special, especially compared to the systems you'd
>> previously used?
>> Mine was: Oh, I can:
>>   + write a simple script
> Me too. But in adittion and specially:
> + the availability of the C compiler
> + syslog
> Regards
> Sergio Pedraja
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