COSC 317: Unix for Non-believers

Fall 2009

Class Time: R 1:15–2:05 PM
Classroom: STM G40
Instructor: Mark Maloof
Office: 325 St. Mary's Hall
Mailbox: 329A St. Mary's Hall
Office Hours: In-person (325 STM): TR 11:00 AM–12:00 PM; online: M 10:30–11:30 AM and W 3:00–4:00 PM; or by appointment. Send me an email to get the Zoom link for online office hours. (or by appointment)


The purpose of this one-hour seminar is to introduce basic concepts and provide a working understanding of Unix and Unix-like operating systems. The seminar is held in an electronic classroom and includes both lecture and hands-on, interactive instruction. Primary topics include basic concepts of operating systems, basic tenets of the philosophy of Unix, differences between Unix and Linux, commands, shells, and scripting. Secondary topics include selection and installation of Linux distributions, software development, and applications. Assignments include readings and both in-class and out-of-class exercises.

This semester, we'll be using Blackboard.

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