LXNY General Meeting:

Michael Smith
on shell programming
and
the peril of a secret takeover of Earth
by the 4C Entity in alliance with T13

Tuesday 2 January 2001



LXNY will have a general meeting Tuesday 2 January 2001.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

In particular, all members of FBUNY, NYLUG, LUNY!, AnyNIX, the Brooklyn Bunch, the Upstate Alliance, and all other Free Software Groups are welcome!

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and runs until 9:00 pm.
Enter the IBM building, 590 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue and ask at the front desk for the room number.

At exactly 9:00 pm many members will repair to our traditional place of refreshment.


Recently, LXNY members have been getting more and more questions from people who have heard about free software and want to know more. Two sorts of questions come up:

1. How do I do thus and such using free software?

2. Why use free software?

At this meeting we will start to answer questions of both sorts.

Michael Smith, General Manager of LXNY, will present an introduction to the *n*x shell. Part of the reason for *n*x's extraordinary success is that the shell presents to the user a radically object oriented view of just about everything going on in a running system. The question of whether the crudity of the view presented is an advantage or an impediment has exercised flamers on Usenet for twenty years. But one thing is certain: today, if you know the shell, and you run a free OS, you are master of your own box.

http://slashdot.org/articles/00/11/29/1650224.shtml
http://www.multicians.org/shell.html
http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/dmr/index.html
http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/hist.html
http://plan9.bell-labs.com/7thEdMan/index.html
http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/crypt.html
http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/otherunix.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw
http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/bash.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw/HOWTO/Adv-Bash-Scr-HOWTO/index.html
http://www.metahtml.com/264841416278194/~bfox/welcome.mhtml
http://www.arsdigita.com/books/panda/server-progr