Thread: What small (*nix) system software should I download the source of to examine?

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    Post What small (*nix) system software should I download the source of to examine?

    First off, hello everyone!
    I am in the process of learning C, by reading the Learn C the Hard Way book, and I'm fairly far into it. I am by no means proficient enough to write system software with C yet, but I think that if I have a really small open source program that I can (maybe?) print out if its not too many pages, and try to figure out what it does, will definitely help me improve. So basically if you guys know of stuff that fits this criteria, please go ahead and post below!

    Also, I had a look through the different boards, and this one seemed most suited to this question. However if it is out of place, I will of course move it.

    Regards,
    promitheas

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    Even the simplest programs seem complex. Take a look at wc (the "word count" program).
    wc.c\src - coreutils.git - GNU coreutils
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    Quote Originally Posted by john.c View Post
    Even the simplest programs seem complex. Take a look at wc (the "word count" program).
    wc.c\src - coreutils.git - GNU coreutils
    Thanks! I went ahead and grabbed the whole coreutils repository while I was at it. Will take a look at wc.c soon

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