This self-paced, remote workshop in multiple-parts is your first encounter with the Unix shell and its command interface which is at the heart of Unix/Linux. In six units of 2 to 3 hours of work each, this course makes the novice able to navigate confidently in a text terminal. This builds the foundation which is needed for any course involving Linux.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- distinguish UNIX from Linux
- explain the features and advantages of Linux
- navigate in the file hierarchy in Linux
- create and maintain directories and files using commands
- interrogate key parameters of the operating system environment
- edit text files using a Unix text editor
- communicate with other users in the same system using command tools
- Unit 1. The license and its history
- Unit 2. A session with the Shell
- Unit 3. The help system, Files and directories
- Unit 4. The text editor
- Unit 5. Interacting with the others:
- Unit 6. Debugging the network in Linux
The participants need to have:
- a laptop or a PC with the latest version of a main stream browser - Firefox, Chrome/Chromium, Edge or Safari - running. Tablets and smart phones are acceptable for passive content but not for the hands-on part.
- a stable Internet connection
- A good user-level experience with any computer system.
Throughout the participants are required to submit their home work on to the learning platform. The home work will be continuously assessed; they determine the outcome of the course.
The pass marks are always 60%. Which means, to pass an activity you have to score 60% of the available points. To pass the whole course you have to earn 60% of the total points.
- Teacher: Nuwan Dediwalage