A good introduction to a new product or concept is vital. This is particularly true for a versatile software system such as UNIX. UNIX provides the depth and intelligence to make your computer work hard for you. It will help you create software and help you use your office automation equipment to create and edit documents. For your intro duction to UNIX, you want a great little book. That is what this work is meant to be. This book is designed for non-computer specialists, especially for executives, ad ministrators and managers who want to make better use of their software specialists and experts. The way this Springer edition has come to be published is itself a story. Back about 1980, the founder and president of one of the more successful microcomputer companies, Mr. Kazue Ishii of CEC, wanted to start somethig that would be brilliant, sophisticated, innovative, and which would grow steadily. Out of many proposals, the one he accepted happened to be mine. The proposal was to build a family of network workstations for computer-aided design/manufacturing and office automation. UNIX was to be used as a software generator. But he had a hard time understanding UNIX, what good it is and how good it is ... Spending a significant amount of time with a popular computer columnist, Miss Yukari Shirota, I compiled this book for him. I found this book generally useful for top executives, managers, planners and office administrators whose background is outside software engineering. Dr.
1 Why UNIX?.- Popularity of UNIX.- What is UNIX?.- Applications of UNIX.- Characteristics of UNIX.- History of UNIX.- Licensing.- 2 Computer Basics.- Basic Functions of Computer.- Components of Computer System.- CPU.- Role of Memory.- Main Memory Units.- Auxiliary Memory Units.- Input/Output Units.- Programs.- Computer Languages.- How an Operating System Works.- 3 Examples of the Use of UNIX.- Office Automation.- Office Automation Using UNIX.- Work Stations.- Sharing of Files.- Electronic Mail.- Communication between Terminals.- Word Processors.- Data Base Management Systems.- Computer Networks.- Total Office Automation Systems.- Problems of Ideographic Word Processing.- Development of Office Automation Software.- Program Development.- Man-Machine Interfaces.- Easy-to-Use Files.- Combining Programs.- Programming Language C.- Use of the Editor.- Supervision of Object Program Preparation.- Supervision of Source Programs.- Design of User Interfaces.- Control of Devices.- 4 Characteristic Features of UNIX.- File System and its Hierarchical Tree Structure.- What Is a File?.- Hierarchical Structures.- File Structure of UNIX.- Directories for Users.- Transfer between Directories.- Protection of Files.- Uniqueness of Files by Path Names.- Special Input/Output Files.- Input to and Output from Files.- Files Used to Run UNIX.- Command Processing Language Shell.- Command Processing System.- The UNIX Command Processing System: Shell.- Simple Clear Commands.- Definition of Commands.- Wild Card Characters.- Shell Procedures.- Data Flow and Pipes.- Background Jobs.- An Abundance of Software.- Software Environment of UNIX.- Control of User Access.- Handling of Files.- Execution of Programs.- Status Reports.- Communication.- Computer Languages.- Program Development Tools.- Creation of Documents.- Formatting of Documents.- Processing of Files.- Games, CAI, Miscellaneous.- CSHELL from UCB.- Additions to System III.- Miscellaneous Features.- Fully Duplex Communications.- UNIX Runs Even on Relatively Small Computers.- Easily Transferred System.- In Conclusion.- Authors' Postscript.- References.
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 1st January 1985
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.31