I like the user394’s idea to present the shell prompt.
In fact, the shell is what connects all Unix & Linux kinds, starting from BusyBox used in embedded devices, across Macs (with all their dissimilarities), to huge Linux servers. A shell works on all of them and behaves much same way. Even if you see it on Windows (using Cygwin, WSL etc.), you know: Now it behaves the Unix way.
I’d like to present a full featured prompt, showing additional Unix features:
- a Bash prompt which is likely the most common one
- the root user as a universal administrator of any Unix instance
- a hostname meaning you can work with several computers from a single terminal (using SSH, for example)
- I’d choose
- it was
unix in the original version but I want to not be redundant with the command, see below
- the slash representing the single-root directory structure making it so easy to mount and clone anything you like (and creating a hard time for newcomers from Windows :-) )
- a command representing getting help on Unix
man is the standard one
unix manpage speaks about sockets but I find this an easter egg rather than a problem, the important thing is that it indeed works!
This is the text appearance of the result:
stackexchange:/# man unix█
If you know a good command that could be written in the shell and extend the presented idea, please tell me! Preferred option incorporated.)