If you've ever worked with the command prompt on a Unix-based computer, you're likely familiar with SSH
(Secure SHell), which is a program and a protocol that allows you (yes, you!) to securely access a remote system. While SSH has certainly earned the "Secure" portion of its namesake over the years, it's functionality as a shell has ironically received very little attention, and has begun to show signs of age and obsolescence: SSH doesn't work very well on mobile connections, and its support for Unicode
is buggy and incomplete. A group of MIT researchers think they've found solutions to these problems, and have created Mosh
as a potential successor to SSH, which fixes many of the old protocol's annoyances and shortcomings, while retaining all of SSH's security features.
posted by schmod
on Apr 12, 2012 -
"Suppose the null-byte is an electron. Then, /dev/zero provides an infinite supply of electrons and /dev/null has an infinite appetite for them..." Modeling transistors and logic gates using Unix pipes.
posted by bitmage
on Jan 23, 2012 -
According to breaking news
, Dennis Ritchie
, inventor of the C programming language, co-author with Brian Kernigham of the famous book
on it, and creator with Ken Thompson of the Unix operating system, has died. [more inside]
posted by grimjeer
on Oct 12, 2011 -
Google makes Picasa, YouTube, Blogger, and Google Documents, Calendar, and Contacts available to command-line geeks with GoogleCL
, a new, official command-line tool. How to install: Mac OS X
. Google's examples of what you can do
; Lifehacker's "five nifty GoogleCL tricks
." [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jun 29, 2010 -
is a free and open source minimalistic web browser designed for simplicity and adherence to the Unix philosophy.
posted by vostok
on Apr 11, 2010 -
! [more inside]
posted by benzo8
on Apr 17, 2008 -
uses a 'Dukes of Hazzard' metaphor to explain that big ol' SCO vs. Linux kerfuffle.
posted by GriffX
on Jun 2, 2003 -
Security warning draws DMCA threat
Find a flaw in HP Code? Prepare to go to prison or pay a $50K fine if you tell anyone. Invoking both the controversial 1998 DMCA
and computer crime laws, HP has threatened to sue a team of researchers who
publicized a vulnerability in the company's Tru64 Unix operating system
. So now, it appears that some technology companies see "security debate" on the same level as "piracy" or "copyright controls."
posted by dejah420
on Jul 31, 2002 -
Jobs Skills Tester???
Not sure about how the employment stuff works but you can test your skills at various stuff... i had fun for 10 minutes checking out how my unix skills were (only 78% on the quick test) oh well... you have to register but there's no email password crap to take the tests. Over 100 different tests from ASP to XML.
posted by tilt
on Oct 19, 2001 -
Party Like It's 999,999,999
"The UNIX epoch dates from January 1st, 1970. Every UNIX system in the world worth its salt keeps track of time by counting every single second since the midnight just before that auspicious date. And soon, they're all going to hit a billion"
How will you celebrate the Gigasecond, September 9 at 01:46:39 UTC ?
posted by otherchaz
on Sep 6, 2001 -