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Programmer's Introduction to UNIX

Duration: 5 days


Application and system programmers new to the UNIX Operating System.

Course Contents

  1. Operating System Fundamentals

  2. UNIX Concepts and Basics

  3. UNIX Files (manipulating and printing files, directories)

  4. Shell Basics (history, alias, environment variables)

  5. Using the Korn/Bourne/C Shell Note1

  6. UNIX Processes (ps, nice, and kill commands, process scheduling)

  7. The vi/emacs/ed Editor Note1

  8. An Introduction to Korn/Bourne/C Shell Programming

  9. UNIX Data Tools (grep, sort, sed, find, etc)

  10. The UNIX Programming Environment

  11. The make Facility

  12. Source Code Librarians (SCCS and RCS)

  13. The dbx/sdb/gdb Debugger Note1

  14. Using TCP/IP Note2

  15. Using the Graphical User Interface Note2

  16. Real Time Programming Concepts Note2

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Instructional Technique

Students are invited to bring their current ideas and questions to the classroom for discussion. Lecture, group problem solving, and online laboratories will be used. Students will be encouraged to enhance their skills utilizing the techniques presented through classroom problem solving and controlled online workshops.



While C language examples are used throughout, this is not a programming course and little or no C programming experience is required. Some general understanding of programming concepts is helpful, but not essential.

Note1 Selection based on customer preference.
Note Optional topic.