Advanced HP-UX Systems Programming

This course introduces the participants to system level programming in the C language in a HP-UX environment. The course focuses on HP-UX system calls and library functions, how to use them, and their underlying mechanisms. The course deals with many facets of the HP-UX operating system, including: introduction to UNIX kernel structure, I/O, Signals, Signal handlers, Timers, Processes, Multi-Tasking, Inter-Process Communication (IPC) Pipes, Shared memory, Message Queues, Semaphores, Networking, Sockets, using TCP/IP and UDP/IP.Throughout the course the information presented is related to the participant through: the execution of common HP-UX user/administrator commands, and writing, compiling, and executing example C language programs which demonstrate the use of system routines and accessing system data structures on a live HP-UX system.
It is assumed that the participant has a solid background in basic HP-UX utilities and editors (such as vi), and a working knowledge of the C (or C++) programming language(s).
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
  • System Programming Environment of the HP-UX Operating System
  • File Systems
  • Process Creation and Control
  • Synchronization and System Information
  • Interprocess Data Communication Facilities
  • Sharing Code between Processes
  • Networking

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