As we know, the C standard does not specify a lot of details of the implementation, for example value of NULL pointer, order of bits and bytes (endiannes), alignment in structs and of stack ...
If a shell is asked to perform a probably useless (or partially useless) command known to terminate, such as cat hugeregularfile.txt > /dev/null, can it skip that command's execution (or execute a ...
In the non-vim implementations of vi I've worked with, it's not possible to delete a line while in insert mode. vim does allows it—but it's my understanding that vim is not POSIX-compliant in ...
How can we obtain a temporary file name in a standard-conforming shell script (using no commands or extensions which are not described the 2013 edition of IEEE 1003.1). There doesn't appear to be any ...
In the "Command Search and Execution" section, the POSIX specification says that PATH is searched when finding a utility to execute (with some exceptions). Does the specification mention anywhere ...
Possible Duplicate: What's the point in adding a new line to the end of a file? What is considered better behaviour: to leave the last letter of the last line to be the last byte of a ...
I am looking for official documents on all POSIX standards and specifications. I would like to be able t read the docs to get a better understanding of UNIX systems and how they work at a low level. ...
I see POSIX mentioned often and everywhere, and I had assumed it to be the baseline UNIX standard.. until I noticed the following excerpt on a Wikipedia page: The Open Group The Open Group is ...