In the words of the Bell Labs Plan 9 wiki:

Plan 9 is not Unix. If you think of it as Unix, you may become frustrated when something doesn’t exist or when it works differently than you expected. If you think of it as Plan 9, however, you’ll find that most of it works very smoothly, and that there are some truly neat ideas that make things much cleaner than you have seen before.

Adventures in 9



Configure and Install


  • fshalt Stop file system (before power down)
  • fshalt -r Stop file system and reboot
  • usbfat: Mount USB stick
  • usbeject Unmount USB stick
  • cat /dev/screen | topng > screen.png Screen capture
  • cat /dev/window | topng > screen.png Current window capture