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re: One must take the unix philosophy with a grain of salt. It is an ideal and in practice often violated. find is a good example of a unix tool that h...
 

Many Unix programs have deviated from the 'Unix philosophy', the best example being cat which is rarely if ever used to concatenate files any more.

Take a look at cat -v considered harmful where Rob Pike writes very well about this.

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