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Is the V in System V and SysV (and sysvinit, etc) pronounced "vee" or "five"?

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Since it is a roman numeral, "five" is probably the more correct pronounciation...

Wikipedia agrees as well:

Unix System V, commonly abbreviated SysV (and usually pronounced—though rarely written—as "System Five"), ...

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