UN*X

<operating system, convention, legal>

A way of writing the operating system name "Unix" that avoided the (TM) postfix that was believed to be a legal requirement in the days when Unix was a trademark of AT&T.

It has been suggested that there may be a psychological connection to practice in certain religions (especially Judaism) in which the name of the deity is never written out in full, e.g. "YHWH" or "G--d" is used.

See also glob.

Last updated: 1998-04-17

Nearby terms:

untypedunwind-protectunwind the stackUN*Xunzipupuparrow

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