Unix is multi-user operating system that can be used through a command-line interface or in WIMP mode (Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointing) through the X windows system. In the CCS labs it is often used in a mixed mode, with one or more of the windows being an xterm window (terminal window) accepting typed commands. For this course the primary use of the system is for editing, compiling and running Java code as well as creating very simple HTML pages. The editor most people will use is Emacs that can be used remotely in a telnet window or in a more menu-driven form in X windows. The primary purpose of this web page, as with a number of others in the course is to give you links to useful information, in this case Unix.
You will also see numerous examples of the use of many different capabilities when I'm accessing the system and doing things online in class. Additional information is always available via google.com searches.
The basic Computing and Software Resources information for CCS (our College of Computer Science). The information includes the following:
Our College has an extensive and useful collection of information about Unix (developed at the U. of Edinburgh) online.
Another popular introduction is the Introduction to Unix developed at the Maui, Hawaii High Performance Computing Center.
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