Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECT 2031 - Linux/UNIX Shells and Scripting

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces the student to the Linux/UNIX shell. Topics include its uses, types of shells, login profiles, special characters, processes and variables. Shell programming (scripting) is covered in introductory and intermediate levels. In this class, students will study the necessary UNIX scripting concepts and practical usage within the Linux/UNIX operating system environment.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECT 1030  with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Intermediate scripting/examples.
  2. Review of UNIX commands/concepts, and the vi editor as a foundation for scripting
  3. Scripting introduction/examples, with variables, and constructs such as if-then, while-do and for-do loops.
  4. Shell Special Characters and their usage.
  5. The various UNIX shells.
  6. Variables, login profiles

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. use Shell Special Characters in writing scripts.
  2. describe the various UNIX shells.
  3. identify Shell Special Characters.
  4. utilize variables.
  5. customize login profiles.
  6. manage processes.
  7. troubleshoot intermediate scripts.
  8. write intermediate scripts.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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