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    The ABC's of UNIX[edit]

    A is for awk which runs like a snail, and

    B is for biff which reads all your mail.

    C is for cc as hackers recall, while

    D is for dd the command that does all.

    E is for emacs which rebinds your keys, and

    F is for fsck which rebuilds your trees.

    G is for grep a clever detective, while

    H is for halt which may seem defective.

    I is for indent which rarely amuses, and

    J is for join which nobody uses.

    K is for kill which makes you the boss, while

    L is for lex which is missing from DOS.

    M is for more from which less was begot, and

    N is for nice which it really is not.

    O is for od which prints out things nice, while

    P is for passwd which reads in strings twice.

    Q is for quota a Berkeley-type fable, and

    R is for ranlib for sorting ar table.

    S is for spell which attempts to belittle, while

    T is for true which does very little.

    U is for uniq which is used after sort, and

    V is for vi which is hard to abort.

    W is for whoami which tells you your name, while

    X is, well, x of dubious fame.

    Y is for yes which makes an impression, and

    Z is for zcat which handles compression.

    (unknown author, found on [1])

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