The UNIX Operating System

Semestr: Summer

Range: 2+2c


Credits: 4

Programme type: Undefined

Study form: Fulltime

Course language:


History of the UNIX operating system, versions, system architecture. On-line documentation. File system hierarchy, manipulation with files. Text processing, filters, pipelines. Programmable filters. Job control, process states, signals. SHELL programming, variables, parameters, control statements. Basics of system administration.


UNIX, Operating system, SHELL

Course syllabus:

1. History of the UNIX operating system, BSD and AT&T standards, on-line documentation
2. Command line substitutions, environment, initializations files
3. File system organization, special files, implementation, manipulation with files
4. User, process, file identity, access rights, file security, file attributes
5. Standard input and output, redirection, filters, pipelines, regular expressions
6. Processes, signals, process status, job control
7. Process planing, return code, test, flow control, loops, branching
8. Variables, parameters, input and output, shell functions
9. Administrations basics, user administrations, startup and shutdown
10. File system administration, backup
11. Network administration, some network applications
12. X Window system, GUI CDE and GNOME
13. Test
14. Free

Seminar syllabus:

1. Introduction to laboratory equipment, login and logout, man-pages, some basic commands
2. Editor vi, command line editing, login scripts
3. File systems commands
4. Process and file identity, access right, file systems browsing
5. Basic filters
6. Regular expressions, grep, sed
7. Programmable filter awk
8. Processes, signals, return code, test, if
9. Variables and parameters, numeric expressions
10. Flow control, loops, branching, shell procedures
11. Process planning, startup scripts
12. Development environment of the C programming language
13. Backup and compression programs
14. Free