nix}.

So called because the cover has a picture depicting a little devil (a visual play on daemon) in sneakers, holding a pitchfork (referring to one of the characteristic features of Unix, the "fork(2)" system call).

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Last updated: 1996-12-03

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muel J. Leffler, Marshall Kirk01-06196-1).nix}.neakers, holding a1-04)

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