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Plan 9 from User Space

Plan 9 from User Space
Written in ANSI C
Operating system Unix-like
Website //plan9port.comswtch

Plan 9 from User Space (also plan9port or p9p) is a port of many Plan 9 from Bell Labs libraries and applications to Unix-like operating systems. Currently it has been tested on a variety of operating systems including: Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris and SunOS.

A number of key applications have been ported, as have programs used by the system itself, and the requisite libraries from Plan 9. All of these have been made to work on top of a Unix-like environment, rather than their native Plan 9. Some of the most significant ported components are:

  • rc – The Plan 9 shell.
  • sam – A text editor.
  • acme – A user interface for programmers.
  • mk – A tool for building software, analogous to the traditional Unix make utility.
  • plumber – An interprocess messaging facility.
  • Venti – A network storage system that permanently stores data blocks.

The project's name is a reference to the 1950s Ed Wood film Plan 9 from Outer Space.

External links

  • Official website
  • Plan 9 from User Space manual pages
  • SourceForge: v9fs Homepage
  • Glendix – a Linux kernel with Plan9 user space
  • "Grave Robbers from Outer Space: Using 9P2000 Under Linux"
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