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  • n. : Portable Operating System Interface, a set of IEEE standards designed to provide application portability between UNIX variants.


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  • The Unix epoch (also known as Unix Time Stamp) is the representation of time as the number of non-leap seconds since 00: 00: 00 UTC on January 1, 1970, introduced by the Unix operating system, standardised in POSIX, and later adopted by the Java programming language and JavaScript.

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  • For those who don't know, Unix time is also known as POSIX time and is defined as the number of seconds that have elapsed since midnight on January 1, 1970, not including added leap seconds.

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  • But keep in mind that calling the POSIX function exit (3) still terminates the complete process and not just the current thread.

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  • Or it might be based around compiling source, in which case the platform identifier might just be "POSIX", and the implementation image will be a tarball full of C source, which is compiled with the local C compiler and the result then installed.

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  • When the VMS operating system was ported to the Alpha platform, it was renamed OpenVMS, for both VAX and Alpha, in part to signify the high degree of support for industry standards such as POSIX, which provides many features of UNIX systems.

    FAQ: The DEC VMS Faq from Steve Lionel

  • Moreover, OpenVMS will provide interoperability with UNIX systems through industry standards such as POSIX, XPG, DCE, and CORBA.

    FAQ: The DEC VMS Faq from Steve Lionel

  • We show how to obtain algorithms for various matching policies such as POSIX and greedy left-to-right.

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  • IBM states that the / QOpenSys file system is compatible with UNIX-based operating system standards such as POSIX and XPG, and that it supports multiple hard links and symbolic links.

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  • One the one hand, implementing a standard such as POSIX gives a new operating system a leg up and a library of working or partially working software, always a boon to an OS looking to build a userbase.


  • The POSIX-compliant BlackBerry Tablet OS is built on the QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture, which has been leveraged previously in systems such as planes, trains, cars and medical equipment.

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