Computer Science 282
January 2014

Title:   Introduction to System Programming
Instructor:   Cezar Câmpeanu
Email:   ccampeanu < at > upei < dot > ca
Office:   CASS 408
Tel:   (902)566-0485
Textbook:   Unix: The Textbook, 2/E by Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Robert Koretsky, and Syed Aqeel Sarwar,
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN-10: 032122731X
ISBN-13: 9780321227317
Textbook web site:,1144,032122731X,00.html
Course web site:   Go To:,
Then follow the links: Faculty, Cezar Câmpeanu, Personal webpage, Teaching, and CS282 under Winter 2014,
General description:   This course introduces the student to development tools, system programming, elementary networking in the UNIX environment, and C programming from the perspective of a second language. Topics include shell programming, debugging, editing, file and directory management, C programming and programming tools, the X-window system, inter-process communication and basic TCP/IP networking. This course provides the fundamental tools necessary for software development in the advanced Computer Science courses.
Prerequisite:   CS 152
Time and Location:   Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:15, CSH 104
Office Hours:   Monday 3:00-4:00, Tuesday 11:30-12:30, and Thursday 11:30-12:45, or anytime by appointment (please send email-)
Topics Include:  
  • Fundamental UNIX commands and utilities
  • C language;
  • C programming tools under UNIX (make, sccs, debugger)
  • Utility programs (for power users), data manipulation using filters
  • C Shell programming (scripts)
  • Basic TCP/IP networking, X-window system
  • Systems programming and inter-process communications
  • System administration
Midterm Thursday, March 6, 2014
Final Exam:  
Friday, April 11 at 7:00 pm, HSB 104
Final MARKS:  
Everything Marked

Please check your marks. They will be submitted to Registar's Office later, today.
Have a nice Summer!
ACADEMIC HONESTY:   This course is committed to the principle of academic integrity. Submitted work is expected to reflect an individual effort. Copying or cheating on assignments or tests will be dealt with harshly. Students should read Academic Regulation 20 in the UPEI Calendar at page 61 (
Avoiding Plagiarism:   The following link will help you identify and. avoid plagiarism
Individual Work Expectations:   You are expected to write your own code, your own proofs, your own examples, and so on. Unless explicitly specified in the assignment's text, the submitted work should be all yours.
Grading scheme:
Assignments Midterm Examination Final Examination
35% 30% 35%
Course Resources:
  1. Assignments
  2. Handouts
  3. Tentative Schedule
  4. Moodle login
  5. Assignment Policy
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