Unix Classes

Meetings Format

Every Thursday starting May 10, 12:00-1:00.

Literature List

I really like O'Reily books. Here is a couple for a novice:

  1. Arnold Robbins, UNIX in a Nutshell
  2. Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, John Strang, Learning the UNIX Operating System
  3. Linda Mui, When You Can't Find Your UNIX System Administrator
For a more advanced user, here is my favorite:
  1. Jerry Peek, Tim O'Reilly, Mike Loukides, UNIX Power Tools
A couple of books about shells & tools:
  1. Cameron Newham, Bill Rosenblatt, Learning the bash Shell
  2. Paul DuBois, Using csh & tcsh
  3. Bill Rosenblatt, Learning the Korn Shell
  4. Dale Dougherty & Arnold Robbins, sed & awk
  5. Andrew Oram & Steve Talbott, Managing Projects with make

Seminar notes

"Acrobat" is so named because of the contortions one must do to get around its bugs. Donald Arseneau, from a posting to comp.text.tex, 2001
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May 10, 2001 Introduction to Unix
May 17, 2001 How to Read and Write Manual Pages
May 24, 2001 Filesystem and File Permissions
May 31, 2001 Structure of Directories
June 7, 2001 Makefiles for Fun and Profit
June 28, 2001 Introduction to Shells
July 12, 2001 Shells, Part II: Aliases, Variables, Customization
July 26, 2001 Redirection and Pipes
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