1. What’s the Course About
a. C is the most powerful multi-purpose programming language, most poplar, and
the basis for C++, Java, and other languages.
b. Modular Design – The concept of breaking tasks into components, implementing
each, then combining.
2. The Process and Components of C
a. Operating Systems
i. They oversee computer operations
ii. Interface the computer, peripheral devices, and human interaction.
iii. ECE 15 is going to use the UNIX operating system.
1. The prompt “>” means the OS is ready for the next command. An
argument must be made with the command, e.g. “rm copy.out”
would remove the file copy.out.
a. ls – lists files in current directory
b. more – more details about files
c. rm – removes files
d. cp – copy’s and renames
e. mv – moves and renames