Fundamental concepts of operating systems, emphasizing a hands-on introduction to UNIX. User interfaces, UNIX shell commands, the UNIX file system, task management, common system utilities, the UNIX programming environment. Students gain experience with system installation and administration. Duplicates CS 2204.
The UNIX operating system is a common platform in industry and is used by many research organizations. It is important for Computer Engineering students to have a working knowledge of UNIX systems. The concepts taught in this course are required for subsequent courses in the Computer Engineering curriculum. The course occurs at the 2000 level because it requires a first-semester sophomore-level course (2574) as its prerequisite.
Percentage of Course
|UNIX operating system concepts
(design philosophy, basic architecture, multi-user, multi-process)
|Basic system usage||15%|
|More advanced system usage||10%|
|Editors and program composition tools||10%|
|Utilities and advanced shell features||15%|