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Pronunciation guide for UNIX

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 02, 2004

Pronunciation guide for UNIX.

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bobFeb 02, 2004 at 5:11PM

‘interrobang’ == best

VFeb 02, 2004 at 5:36PM

asterslash = a post-guns’n’roses side project? slashterix is pretty cool too…

Russ HarlanFeb 02, 2004 at 9:14PM

As a Mac guy who only learned Unix with the birth of OS X, I’ve long wondered… but been too sheepish to ask:

How do you pronounce “tcsh”?

And what about “sudo”?

rFeb 02, 2004 at 9:23PM

t-shell, sue-doe

Russ HarlanFeb 02, 2004 at 9:31PM

Hm. Thanks for the response. I have heard people say sudo as “sue-doo” as in “superuser do”. Sue-doe made more sense to me, as in psuedo.(nym)

SethFeb 02, 2004 at 11:07PM

I’ve also heard “tcsh” pronounced “teesh” (and “csh” as “seesh”), but they’re in the minority. It’s been suggested that “tcsh” ought to be pronounced “You really ought to switch to bash now that it has programmable completion.”, but it’s a little unwieldy.

rFeb 02, 2004 at 11:18PM

bash completion sux0rs

dowingbaFeb 02, 2004 at 11:37PM

Programmers aren’t meant to talk to others orally. Herein lies the problem.

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