Episode 450

Unix Tool Writing


April 14th, 2022

58 mins 53 secs

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About this Episode

The ideas that made Unix, hints for writing Unix tools, cron best practices, three different sorts of filesystem errors, LibreSSL 3.5.1 released, taskwarrior to manage tasks, and more.

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Unix Philosophy: A Quick Look at the Ideas that Made Unix

Hints for writing Unix Tools

News Roundup

Cron best practices

Filesystems can experience at least three different sorts of errors

LibreSSL 3.5.1 development branch as well as 3.4.3 (stable) and 3.3.6 released

Taskwarrior to manage tasks

Beastie Bits


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