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What makes an operating system “Unix-Like”?

I frequently come across the term "unix-like" on the internet on many sites. There is no standard; it is just in the way it behaves. But if I were to develop a kernel from scratch, what would make ...
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Unix and Linux without a file system?

I was reading Eric Raymond's the Art of Unix Programming, (Amazon and online) and at the very beginning of the book where he analyses what Unix does wrong he says: Having a file system at all may ...