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FIT3042

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor John Hurst

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an introduction to UNIX tools for managing processes; searching, editing and modifying files and data streams; and command interpreters and shell scripts. In addition, students will learn about a typical system call interface and its use for systems programming in a language like C.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  • knowledge of the Unix philosophy at shell and system call levels;
  • comprehension of Unix shells and the POSIX standard;
  • knowledge of the variety of tools available and understanding of a core selection of them;
  • knowledge of the Unix system call interface and associated systems programming;
  • programming skills at the Unix shell level using pipelines and shell scripts applying a nember of tools;
  • programming skills at the system call level for systems programming.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor John Hurst

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prerequisites

One of FIT1008, FIT1015, CSE1303

Prohibitions

CSE2391, CSE3391

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit3042