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Is it important for modern programmers to know how to use Unix? Why?

My answer to Is it important for modern programmers to know how to use Unix? Why? on Quora

I’d say yes. If you do any kind of server-side development, Linux/Unix etc UNIX (links to: /topic/Unix), etc., is where most of the exciting innovation is happening. Tools like HadoopApache Hadoop (links to: /topic/Apache-Hadoop), RedisRedis (links to: /topic/Redis), MongoDBMongoDB (links to: /topic/MongoDB), nginxnginx (links to: /topic/nginx), git etc Git (links to: /topic/Git-version-control-1), etc., all come from a Unix UNIX culture, and not knowing your way around a command line makes it much harder to get to grips with them.

This is Is it important for modern programmers to know how to use Unix? Why? by Simon Willison, posted on 4th October 2010.

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