Introduction to Operating System UNIX

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BI-UOS KZ 5 2P+2C Czech
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Department of Computer Systems

Unix-like operating systems represent a large family mostly open-source codes that kept bringing during the history of computers efficient innovative functions of multiuser operating systems for computers and their networks and clusters. The most popular OS today, Android, has a unix kernel. Students get overview of basic properties of this OS family, such as processes and threads, access rights and user identity, filters, or handling files in a file system. They learn to use practically these systems at the level of advanced users who are not only able to utilize powerful system tools that are available to users, but are also able to automatize routine agenda using the unix scripting interface, called shell.


Elementary GUI interaction. The ability to learn new ways of thinking.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction. Fundamental concepts. History and architecture of OS Unix.

2. Command line-shell, command and arguments processing, variables.

3. File system.

4. Text filters and other useful commands.

5. Regular expressions and their usage.

6. Process identity and access rights.

7. Searching for files.

8. Processes and threads, IPC.

9. Numerical calculations, compression and archiving.

10. Program exit-code, shell control constructions.

11. Network interface.

12. Secure shell.

13. X Window System.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction. GUI. Basic shell usage.

2. Shell command line processing.

3. Shell variables. Text editors.

4. Management of files and directories.

5. Standard process inputs and outputs. Elementary filters.

6. Regular expressions, grep and sed commands.

7. Text transformations, awk command.

8. User identity, access rights, find command.

9. Data backup and data compression.

10. Processes and jobs.

11. Exit-status, condition evaluation, numerical calculations.

12. Practical test.

13. Assessment.

Study Objective:

Students gain essential knowledge about operating systems and their fundamental concepts, and become advanced users in using the standard system tools. Successful students will be ready to study operating system internal structures, OS administration, and also shell programming and programming in other scripting languages.

Study materials:

1. Cameron Newham. Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming. Third Edition. O'Reilly, 2005. ISBN: 978-0596009656.

2. Jon Lasser. Think UNIX. Que, 2000. ISBN 078972376X.

3. Bruce Blinn. Portable Shell Programming: An Extensive Collection of Bourne Shell Examples. Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN: 978-0134514949.

4. Arnold Robbins, Nelson H.F. Beebe. Classic Shell Scripting. O'Reilly, 2005. ISBN: 978-0596005955.

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