Welcome to CS2043, Spring 2024 edition!

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Course Schedule

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About the Course

The goal of CS2043 is to introduce you to the UNIX/Linux "command line" and its accompanying tools. UNIX and UNIX-like systems are increasingly being used on personal computers, mobile phones, web servers and many other systems. In additional to traditional UNIX and Linux distributions, MacOS X, Android, and iOS are all based on UNIX systems. Microsoft also supports the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) which allows you to, among other things, run a UNIX shell on your Windows machine. When done with this class you should feel comfortable navigating any UNIX shell prompt, installing UNIX/Linux systems and understanding any shell script that you may encounter down the road. We'll cover basic commands through script writing and visit some of the more common tools used today!

Course Staff and Office Hours

Ron DiNapoli, Lecturer — 331 Gates Hall

Mondays: 4:30PM - 5:30PM (in office)
Tuesdays: 7:00PM - 8:30PM. Zoom Link

Sohit Gurung, Undergraduate Consultant

Mondays: 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Rhodes 400
Tuesdays: 6:00PM - 7:30PM. Rhodes 574
Fridays: 4:30PM - 6:30PM. Rhodes 503

Course Management

Most of the day to day operation of the class will be handled through the Computer Science department's CMS Course Management System. Just before our first class I will add everyone on the course roster into CMS. If you do not find CS2043 as a class you have access to in CMS after Wednesday's lecture, please contact me!

I will also use Canvas to distribute lecture notes and online videos for classes that are not held in person. In Canvas you will find a link to Ed Discussions which can be used for asking questions about the course throughout the semester.

Finding a Shell for Class

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