Zenitech Institute for Embedded and Software Training



Linux Basics

Linux Utilities. File handling utilities, Security by file permissions, Process utilities, Disk utilities, Networking commands, Filters, Text Processing utilities and backup utilities.

Sed and Awk

sed- scripts, operation, address, commands, applications, awk- execution, fields and records, scripts, operations, patterns, actions, associative arrays, string and mathematical functions, system commands in awk, applications.

Shell Programming/ scripting

Shell programming with the Bourne again shell(bash): Introduction, shell responsibilities, pipes and Redirection, Here documents, Running a shell scripts, The shell as a programming language, Shell meta characters, File name substitution, Shell variables, Command substitution, Shell commands, The environment, Quoting, Test command, control structures, arithmetic in shell, shell script examples, interrupt processing, functions, debugging shell scripts

Files and Directories

File Concept, File types ,File system Structure, File meta data – Inodes, Kernel support for files, System calls for I/O operations – open, create, read, write, lseek, dup2. File status information – stat family, file and record locking, fcntl function, Links – Soft links & hard links – symlink, link, unlink. Directories – creating, removing, changing directories – mkdir, rmdir, chdir, obtaining current working directory – getcwd, directory contents, scanning directories – opendir, readdir, closedir, rewinddir functions

Processes and Signals

Process : Process concepts, layout of C program image in main memory, process environment –environment list, environment variables, getenv, setenv, Kernel support for process, process identification, process control- process creation. Replacing a process image, Waiting for a process, process termination, zombie process, orphan process, system call interface form process management – fork, vfork, exit, wait, waitpid, exec family, process groups, session and controlling terminal, difference between threads and processes. Signal- Introduction to signals, Signal generation and handling, Kernel support for signal, Signal function, unreliable signals, reliable signals, Kill, raise, alarm, pause, abort, sleep functions.

Inter Process Communication (IPC), Message Queues, Semaphores

Inter Process Communications:- Introduction to IPC, IPC between processes on a single computer, IPC between processes on different systems, pipes – creating, IPC between related processes using Unnamed Pipes, FIFOs – creation, IPC between unrelated processes using FIFO (named pipes), difference between named and unnamed pipes, popen and pclose library functions. Message Queues – kernel support for messages, APIs for Message Queues, client/server examples. Semaphores – Kernel support for semaphores, APIs for semaphores, FILE locking with semaphores.

Shared Memory

Kernel support for Shared memory, APIs for shared memory, shared memory examples.

Socket TCP IP Programming

Introduction to Berkeley Sockets, IPC over a network, client/server model, Sockets Address Structure(UNIX Domain & Internet Domain), Socket System calls for connection oriented Protocol and connectionless protocol, Example client/server programs – single server-client connection, multiple simultaneous clients, socket options – setsockopt and fcntl system calls, comparison of IPC mechanisms.

Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel source, Different kernel subsystems, Kernel Compilation, initramfs, initrd, How system Call works in Linux.

Linux Device Driver

Major and Minor numbers, Hello World Device Driver, Character Device Driver, USB Device Driver.

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