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This paper requires an MIT personal certificate for access: The UNIX Time-Sharing System

For recitation on Feb. 13, answer the following question about the file system:

Suppose a user of a UNIX system wants to open the file '/home/example.txt'. What does the UNIX file system do in order to find the file's contents, given the path name? Describe in detail (e.g. at the i-node level).

For recitation on Feb. 20, answer the following question about processes:

If you type sh to the Unix shell that you get after logging in, what happens? How many processes are now running?

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