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The Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX; IPA: /ˈpɒz.ɪks/[1]) is a family of standards specified by the IEEE Computer Society for maintaining compatibility between operating systems.[1] POSIX defines both the system and user-level application programming interfaces (APIs), along with command line shells and utility interfaces, for software compatibility (portability) with variants of Unix and other operating systems.[1][2] POSIX is also a trademark of the IEEE.[1] POSIX is intended to be used by both application and system developers.[3]

Quick facts: Abbreviation, Status, Year started, Latest ve...
Portable Operating System Interface (IEEE 1003)
Year started1988; 35 years ago (1988)
Latest versionIEEE Std 1003.1-2017
2017; 6 years ago (2017)
OrganizationAustin Group (IEEE Computer Society, The Open Group, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 15)
Related standardsISO/IEC 9945
DomainApplication programming interfaces