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Unix +‎ -y


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Unixy (comparative more Unixy, superlative most Unixy)

  1. (computing, informal) Characteristic or reminiscent of Unix operating systems.
    Synonym: Unixoid
    • 2000, Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant, Programming Perl
      On the other hand, since dotfiles are a Unixy concept, we're not that concerned.
    • 2008, Chris Seibold, Big Book of Apple Hacks:
      Thing is, all that Unixy stuff is still there; you just can't see it. OS X manages to hide the files from view...
    • 2008, C Michael Pilato, Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W Fitzpatrick, Version Control with Subversion
      After all, if you want a listing of your local directory, you could use just plain ls (or any reasonable non-Unixy equivalent).