CS502 Project O

Unix Dabbling

Due date: (None. Do on your own.)



The shell is the Unix command interpreter. Although it is not part of the operating system, it makes heavy use of many operating system features and thus serves as a good example of how the system calls can be used.


From any CCC Unix account, try running the following commands in a new shell:


To get help information about specific Unix commands, use the "man" command. For instance, entering "man tcsh" will display the manual page entry for the tcsh shell.

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Try to find brief answers to the following questions:

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