Catalog Description: Use of UNIX utilities and scripting facilities for customizing the programming environment, organizing files (possibly in more than one computer account), implementing a personal database, reformatting text, and searching for online resources.

Units: 2

Prerequisites: Programming experience similar to that gained in COMPSCI 61A or ENGIN 7; DOS or UNIX experience.

Spring: 2 hours of self-paced per week
Fall: 2 hours of self-paced per week

Grading basis: passFail

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

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Department Notes:

Course objectives: We intend in this course to provide students with experience with a variety of UNIX utilities (including awk and sed), the UNIX shell command language, and facilities for managing directories on multiple computers. In the process of learning the UNIX operating system, they will be applying knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. As many of their projects require a fair bit of software engineering, they will also be making design decisions (algorithm, data structure, time-vs-space, etc) and considering various implementation trade-offs.

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