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- abbreviation Unix-like
operating system(e.g., Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, etc.).
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Personally, I hate it - I intensely dislike the fact that when you get under the covers, it looks like UN*X but it isn't UN*X in a lot of ways that matter.
So I decided that I needed some small tool, that UN*X admins are used to have.
QNX specific subclass of ExtUtils:: MM_Unix methods to override UN*X behaviour in ExtUtils:: MakeMaker
-- but still not by the under-the-hood UN*X running any of them; to UN*X, it's just an indiscriminate part of the filename.