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

Naveen Nathan tuhs at t.lastninja.net
Sat Oct 12 20:17:41 AEST 2019

My aha moment was implementing a bourne-like shell for
a Unix & C course I took in uni.

We were given about 3 weeks to implement the shell from
scratch with a lot of bonus points up for grabs such as
using lex/yacc for parsing, supporting more than one pipe
in a pipeline, backgrounding jobs, advanced i/o redirection,

It was quite fun, and we got to sort of "prove" how the Unix
shell works and how the fundamental interfaces behave.

- Naveen

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