Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Abstract

Traditionally, the Unix philosophy has resulted in stringing together simple general purpose utilities to accomplish complex tasks. However, using text as a communication medium between these programs results in needing several formatting utilities to transform output from one program into valid input to another. These transformations can be very complicated and confusing. In this project, we looked at two alternative shell designs that use different communication methods between programs, simplifying interprogram communication and leveraging existing technologies to make developing new utilities and shell scripts easier.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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