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Old 10-15-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
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Can Linux work in a Unix mode?


Can Linux work in a Unix mode?

I had a New Linux opsys instuled but what I really need to work on is Unix.
Does the Linux sys work in a Unix mode or must I download a Unix opsys instead/as well?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:41 PM   #2
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Question Help Please!!!!

Does anybody know??
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:43 PM   #3
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I'm not quite sure what you're asking... if you want to run binaries that are compiled for a UNIX platform, then I doubt they will run under Linux on an x86. Many standard UNIX utilities such as vi, grep, sed, awk, and such are available for Linux.

If what you really need to work on is UNIX, then you may need to install UNIX. Linux is a lot like UNIX, but it isn't UNIX.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:47 PM   #4
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They say Slackware is most like UNIX. But still, it's not _really_ UNIX ...
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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Smile Thanks...

Thanks, I guess that was my question.
But now, can you run Unix from within Linux, or Linux from Win, like you can do with the Dos?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:06 PM   #6
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Exclamation Exscuse me...

Exscuse my poor English it's not my tongue.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:37 PM   #7
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There are programs that emulate linux on windows. If you need to run an Unix application, maybe you should try something like freebsd.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:55 AM   #8
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thank you
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:03 AM   #9
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One other note...while linux is not Unix. with many of the programs that run under unix you can download linux "src" files and compile them to run under linux. I think you may have some confusion (the dos/windows comment). In linux you normally boot into a GUI mode vs's some unix servers you don't. If you just want to get to a "unix like" prompt the in Red Hat you right click and choose terminal. That will load a shell. Now, thats another thing what kind of shell are you wanting to run?? Unlke windows where you either type "command" or "cmd" depending. In unix or linux there are multiple shells "sh, bash, ksh, csh" and all have similiar yet at time very different behavior. Red Hat loads "bash" shells by default as it is the most user friendly. On your unix boxes the default is most likely "sh" and many sysadmins will change that to CSH or KSH for additional functionality. Most unix admins would find "bash" and its prompts a nuisance.. However, again...I guess to properly advise you we need to know what you want to accomplish? Linux is not Unix..however, it is very similiar.
 
  


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