UNX510 Course Outline

Course Code: UNX510
Course Name: UNIX BASH Shell Scripting
Offered Date: Winter - 2022 | Other versions
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Course Description:
Every UNIX System Administrator and UNIX Programmer must be capable of working with shell scripts. This course is an intensive look at Linux, from the command level, and at the Bourne Again SHell (BASH). Students will learn how to write, debug, run, and modify complex BASH scripts. Also included is a thorough look into common Linux commands and utilities.
Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Professional Option for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Professional Option for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)
Prerequisite: BAC344, or OOP344, or OOP345
Mode of Instruction: Modes: Lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom
Typical scheduling pattern: Fall and Winter terms
Learning Outcomes:
  •     Use named pipes to communicate between processes
  •     Write, modify, and debug complex BASH shell scripts
  •     Effectively use Linux at the command level
  •     Use terminal handling within BASH shell scripts
Employability Skills:
    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.|    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.|    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.|    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.|
Topic Outline:
  •     History of Linux - 5%
  •     Common Commands - 5%
  •     File System, Permissions, Ambiguous File References - 10%
  •     Redirection, Piping - 5%
  •     Regular Expressions - 5%
  •     Filters - grep, sed, awk - 5%
  •     Terminal Handling - 5%
  •     Named Pipes - 5%
  •     Environment Customization - 5%
  •     BASH Scripting - 50%
    •         Variables
    •         Control Structures
    •         Shell Arithmetic
    •         Option Processing
    •         Functions
Prescribed Text(s):
Reference Material:
A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, 4th Edition by Mark Sobell - ISBN 9780134774602

Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  • Achieve an average of 50% or better for the two tests
  • Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course


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A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

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Labs/Quizzes 30%
Assignments 30%
Tests (2 at 20%) 40%

Approved By:
Kathy Dumanski
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