Department of Engineering

IT Services



Unix is an operating system which in various versions (Linux, MacOS, etc) runs on many of the world's machines. It runs our centralized services and is on most of our teaching system machines. See wikipedia for a history of its development. It can be used from a command line or by using icons and windows. From this page you can find out about our Unix-based machines, look at our introductory documentation, and read about Unix elsewhere

Local introductory documentation


The Shell

Image shellfig Whenever you login to a Unix system you are placed in a program called the shell (the "command line interpreter"). Commands can be assembled into a file to form programs called shell scripts.

General information sources

Advanced Resources

Sources of Unix


System Management