purple book

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Purple Book

n.
1. The "System V Interface Definition". The covers of the first editions were an amazingly nauseating shade of off-lavender.
2. Syn. {Wizard Book}. Donald Lewine's "POSIX Programmer's Guide" (O'Reilly, 1991, ISBN 0-937175-73-0). See also book titles.
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1. The "System V Interface Definition". The covers of the first editions were an amazingly nauseating shade of off-lavender.
2. The Wizard Book.
See also book titles.
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