This is the Unix philosophy:

Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface. (Doug McIlroy)

Famous UNIX philosophy quotes

“Unix is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity.” – Dennis Ritchie “Unix was not designed to stop its users from doing stupid things, as that would also stop them from doing clever things.” – Doug Gwyn “Unix never says ‘please’.” – Rob Pike “Unix is user-friendly.… Read more →