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Devel::CheckOS::FamiliUser)Contributed Perl DocumenDevel::CheckOS::Families(3)

NAME
       Devel::CheckOS::Families	- what OS "families" are supported "out	of the
       box" by Devel::CheckOS and Devel::AssertOS?

WHAT IS	AN OS FAMILY
       Computing platforms fall	into several categories.  For example, there
       is the category of Unix-a-likes.	 Each of these categories is a
       "family".  A platform can fall into several families.

THE Unix FAMILY
       Broadly speaking, these are platforms where:

       Devices are represented as pseudo-files in the filesystem
       Symlinks	and hardlinks are supported in at least	some filesystems
       "Unix-style" permissions	are supported
	   That	is, there are seperate read/write/execute permissions for file
	   owner, group	and anyone.  This implies the presence of multiple
	   user	accounts and user groups.  Permissions may not be supported on
	   all filesystems.

       The filesystem has a single root
       The C API for the operating system is largely POSIX-compatible

THE Linux FAMILY
       This includes both ordinary Linux and Android. Plain old	Linux will
       match 'Linux'. Android will match both that and 'Android'.

THE MicrosoftWindows FAMILY
       This includes any version of Windows and	also includes things like
       Cygwin which run	on top of it.

THE DEC, Sun, and Apple	FAMILIES
       These include any OS written by,	respectively, DEC, Sun,	and Apple.
       They exist because, while, eg, Mac OS Classic and Mac OS	X are very
       different platforms, they do support some unique	features - such	as
       AppleScript.

THE Realtime FAMILY
       This is for all real-time OSes.	So far,	it only	includes QNX.

THE EBCDIC FAMILY
       OSes which use EBCDIC instead of	ASCII.

AUTHOR,	COPYRIGHT and LICENCE
       Copyright 2008 -	2010 David Cantrell <david@cantrell.org.uk>

       This documentation is free-as-in-speech.	 It may	be used, distributed
       and modified under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share
       Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License, whose text you may read at
       <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/>.

CONSPIRACY
       This documentation is also free-as-in-mason.

perl v5.32.1			  2014-08-01	   Devel::CheckOS::Families(3)

NAME | WHAT IS AN OS FAMILY | THE Unix FAMILY | THE Linux FAMILY | THE MicrosoftWindows FAMILY | THE DEC, Sun, and Apple FAMILIES | THE Realtime FAMILY | THE EBCDIC FAMILY | AUTHOR, COPYRIGHT and LICENCE | CONSPIRACY

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