The course contains a series of exercises, to be found at the end of most chapters, plus some practice material inside the chapters. It is important that you do these as you work through the course. Not only do they serve to consolidate what has been covered in the text, they should lead you to find out more. You will learn much more if you adopt an active, curious and critical approach to Unix. So try things at the keyboard, and don't be afraid to get things wrong - it is an important part of the learning process.
Most of the information given in this course should be relevant for most versions of Unix. However, students should be prepared to encounter local variations.
Information about to the implementation of Unix on Lancaaster University machines is separated from the main text and included in boxes like this, so that the main text may remain as widely applicable as possible.
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