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    Was looking into rc (Plan9) and found this. I enjoyed the man page and was happy to see it had a release this year.

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      I have looked at it a number of times but never actually used it. The problem with better shells is that they’re not already installed when and where I need them. Still, I am happy to see people keeping the code alive for future generations to enjoy.

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      I wasn’t aware that the plural of “Unix” is “unices”, but it makes sense

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        Playful plural forms is an aspect of old hacker jargon. Another example is that the plural of VAX (the DEC minicomputer) was VAXen, by analogy with ox / oxen.

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          -en in fact used to be the default plural suffix in English until it was displaced by -s.

          It is still the default plural suffix in Dutch, and quite common in German.

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            Also applied to Unix plurals: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Unixen :-)

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              Emacsen (plural of Emacs) has a mention in Collins Dictionary too: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/emacsen