C Unix

Open-source C projects categorized as Unix

Top 23 C Unix Projects

  • Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: Am I Able to Get By on Linux Without Using the Terminal All the Time? | /r/linux4noobs | 2023-09-28
  • libuv

    Cross-platform asynchronous I/O

    Project mention: Python Is Easy. Go Is Simple. Simple = Easy | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-11-27
  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at www.getonboard.dev.

  • GLFW

    A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input

    Project mention: Exploring Computer Graphics: Weekly Chronicle #1 | dev.to | 2023-10-16

    GLFW: A library for window creation and managing user input.

  • ravynos

    A BSD-based OS project that aims to provide an experience like and some compatibility with macOS (formerly known as airyxOS)

    Project mention: Ravynos: BSD-based OS with an experience like and some compatibility with macOS | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-08-28
  • fzy

    :mag: A simple, fast fuzzy finder for the terminal

    Project mention: GNOME 44 | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-03-23

    > it supports my keystrokes

    You know that there is basically a standard set, imposed by Windows in about 1986 or something and also supported in GNOME 2, MATE, Xfce, LXDE, etc etc.? I am more interested in if it supports them. I mean, I don't know what your set are, and I am not for a moment saying there's anything wrong with them, but there are standards for this stuff, used heavily by millions of blind computer users for example.

    > Have you considered the possibility you are so set in your ways that you are neglecting new and useful tool?

    Could be. I am a professional assessor of, and commentator on, this stuff, though.

    I mainly use a desktop I switched to in 2011. :-) Before that, I changed in 2004, after a change in 2001, after a change in 1995, after a change in 1992, after one in 1989, etc. etc.

    I mean I am an old pharte, fair call, but I am a reasonably adaptable one, I think. :-D

    What is "fzy"?



    > Then make the panel vertical instead of horizontal

    Why don't any of the screenshots show that, then?

    I see 6 horizontal panels in the screenies on the homepage and Github, and one with none. From that, I don't think it's unreasonable to conclude this is not a core feature or something.

  • shadowsocksr-native

    翻墙 从容穿越党国敏感日 ShadowsocksR (SSRoT) native implementation for all platforms, GFW terminator

    Project mention: Wireguard is banned in China, anything I could do about it? | /r/WireGuard | 2023-02-11
  • ltp

    Linux Test Project http://linux-test-project.github.io/

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • Allegro

    The official Allegro 5 git repository. Pull requests welcome!

    Project mention: Not only Unity... | /r/opensourcegames | 2023-11-11

    Allegro (zlib/plain C) https://github.com/liballeg/allegro5

  • illumos-gate

    An open-source Unix operating system

    Project mention: Getaddrinfo() on glibc calls getenv(), oh boy | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-10-16
  • 123elf

    A native port of Lotus 1-2-3 to Linux.

    Project mention: FLiPN-FLaNK Stack Weekly May 8 2023 | dev.to | 2023-05-08
  • winix

    A UNIX-style Operating System for the Waikato RISC Architecture Microprocessor (WRAMP)

  • bfs

    A breadth-first version of the UNIX find command

    Project mention: bfs: A breadth-first version of the UNIX find command | /r/commandline | 2023-07-23
  • unix

    Mirror of the Restoration of 1st Edition UNIX kernel sources from pdf document.

    Project mention: GPL Licensing questions (CentOS / Red Hat) | /r/legaladviceofftopic | 2023-06-29

    Sure. Historical Unix is available here, though you'll need a PDP-11 or an emulator to run it. Most of the issues around the original Unix code base were resolved in this suit.

  • s6

    The s6 supervision suite.

    Project mention: OpenRC is a dependency-based init system for Unix-like systems | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-06-27
  • cproc

    C11 compiler (mirror)

    Project mention: List of (open source) C compilers | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-04-11
  • tcl

    The Tcl Core. (Mirror of core.tcl-lang.org) (by tcltk)

  • wpunix

    WordPerfect for UNIX Character Terminals

    Project mention: Lightweight Word Processor | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-05-22

    WordPerfect is a thing, still, and while its way more powerful, some would consider to be pretty clunky in terms of usability.

  • RHash

    Great utility for computing hash sums

    Project mention: How do you protect yourself from failing drives and data corruption? | /r/DataHoarder | 2023-04-23

    Calculate their digests with rhash or similar utilities (but not too frequently, or you'll beat up your hard drives! once a month is plenty).

  • ast

    AST - AT&T Software Technology

    Project mention: A Generation Lost in the Bazaar (2012) | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-10-19

    I suspect the intended point of comparison is the monolithic Unix of old, where the entirety of the code of the system is (hopefully, ostensibly, allegedly) developed with a single vision, except for the applications in the narrowest sense of the word (e.g. the particular piece of numerics you need to design your airplane or whatnot, but not the editor you used to write it, the cluster scheduler you used to run it, the typesetter you used to write down your results, or the 3D viewer you used to present them).

    One example that’s just plain interesting to read to see what things people were exploring (because, let’s admit it, historical Unix source gets plain boring after a while) is AT&T Research’s https://github.com/att/ast.

  • DragonFlyBSD

    DragonFly BSD System Source Repository (read-only mirror)

    Project mention: FreeBSD at 30 years: Its secrets to success | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-05

    Love FreeBSD but ...

    Really wish there wasn't a split between FreeBSD & Matt Dillon 18-years ago (DragonflyBSD), since DragonflyBSD is so strong and yet FreeBSD hasn't benefited from it's innovations.


  • ponyos

    My Little Unix: Kernels are Magic!

  • proftpd

    ProFTPD source code

  • Melang

    A script language of time-sharing scheduling coroutine in single thread

    Project mention: User space dynamic tracing and feedback control | dev.to | 2023-02-03

    In order to simplify the demonstration code, the above example does not show network communication and data storage at the script layer, but all these functions are supported by Melang scripts. Interested readers can refer to Melang official website.

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-27.

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What are some of the best open-source Unix projects in C? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Ventoy 54,306
2 libuv 22,485
3 GLFW 11,417
4 ravynos 5,128
5 fzy 2,841
6 shadowsocksr-native 2,693
7 ltp 2,150
8 Allegro 1,693
9 illumos-gate 1,466
10 123elf 1,105
11 winix 929
12 bfs 897
13 unix 792
14 s6 695
15 cproc 624
16 tcl 573
17 wpunix 564
18 RHash 520
19 ast 505
20 DragonFlyBSD 500
21 ponyos 483
22 proftpd 464
23 Melang 400
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