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Encyclopedia > Plan 9 from User Space

Plan 9 from User Space (aka plan9port) is a port of many Plan 9 libraries and applications to Unix-like operating systems. Currently it has been tested on a variety of operating systems including: In computer science, porting is the adaptation of a piece of software so that it will function in a different computing environment to that for which it was originally written. ... Glenda, the Plan 9 bunny. ... A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ...

A number of key applications have been ported, as have programs used by the system itself, and the requisite libraries from Plan 9. All of these have been made to work on top of a Unix-like environment, rather than their native Plan 9. Some of the most significant ported components are: Tux, a cartoon penguin frequently featured sitting, is the official Linux mascot. ... Mac OS X is an operating system designed and developed by Apple Computer for use on their current line of Macintosh computers. ... FreeBSD is a free Unix-like operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through 386BSD and 4. ... NetBSD was the first of the free software / open-source versions of the BSD Unix-like operating systems to produce a formal release. ... OpenBSD is a secure, freely available, multi-platform BSD-based Unix-like operating system. ... An X-Ray image of the sun. ... SunOS was the version of Unix used by Sun Microsystems for their workstations that debuted in 1982. ...

  • 9P - A filesystem protocol.
  • rc - The Plan 9 shell.
  • sam - A text editor.
  • acme - A user interface for programmers.
  • Mk - A tool for building software, analogous to the traditional Unix make utility.
  • plumber - An interprocess messaging facility.

9P, or the Plan 9 Filesystem Protocol, is a network protocol developed for the Plan 9 distributed operating system as the means of connecting the components of a Plan 9 system (site). ... The rc shell is the command line interface for the Version 10 Unix and Plan 9 operating systems. ... Sam is a text editor for the Plan 9 operating system. ... Acme is a multiwindow editor and shell under the Plan 9 operating system. ... Developed originally for Plan 9, improved upon Make by removing all the vowels from the name, and introducing a completely new syntax that is both easier to read and more powerful. ... make is a utility that automates the process of converting files from one form to another, doing dependency tracking and invoking external programs to do additional work as needed. ... The plumber, in the Plan 9 operating system, is a mechanism for interprocess communication, somewhat similar to copy and paste. ...

Cultural references

The name is an obvious play on words on Plan 9 from Outer Space. Plan 9 From Outer Space is a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, produced and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. ...


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