CMSC 298X (Introductory UNIX for CMSC majors)

NOTE: CMSC 298X was formerly known as CMSC 298U (but due to restrictions on courses ending in U it had to be renamed)

CLASS ANNOUNCMENTS can be found at the following url:

http://www.dc.umd.edu/~jm298x01/motd.html

Class on 10/09/02 and 11/13/02 will be held in room 2118 of the CSI building.

CMSC 298X will now meet in room 1115 of the CSI building for the remainder of the semester except for the following two dates - 10/09/02 and 11/13/02 - a location for those two dates will be posted here at a later time.

An introductory coverage of Unix commands including and extending upon those taught in the lower level CMSC courses. SSH and related "secure" commands, File/directory structure and related commands (including pipes and file redirection), "intermediate" text editing (with vi and emacs), general Unix utilities, file sharing, mail, c-shell scripts, latex, and other topics as time permits. By-weekly homework assignments will be given and a final project will be assigned. Attendance and class participation will be part of the course requirements.

The course may only be taken pass/fail. This is a 1 credit course intended for CMSC majors who have completed CMSC 114 or higher and have basic Unix experience.

To receive permission to register for CMSC 298X please meet with Mr. Maybury during any of his posted advising hours or email ugrad@cs.umd.edu with "CMSC 298X" in the subject line and include your full name and at least the first 4 digits of your student id number.   The CMSC advising schedule can be found at:

http://www.cs.umd.edu/Ugrad/Advising/schedule.html

CMSC 298X will now meet in room 1115 of the CSI building for the remainder of the semester except for the following two dates - 10/09/02 and 11/13/02 - a location for those two dates will be posted here at a later time.

The CMSC 298X class location will be announced here and will take place from 2-2:50pm on Wednesday afternoons. NOTE: based upon a unanimous decision of the students who may ultimately register for this class, the class time and day may be moved to one that fits everyones schedule better - this will be determined the 2nd week of class whether or not it would be adjusted.

Note: CMSC 107 is also a Unix course, however it is designed for non-majors and is not intended for CMSC majors who have completed CMSC 114 or higher. For example, the first exam (of only 3 in the course) only covers concepts such as the following Unix commands: login/logout methods, password related matters (passwd, chfn), directory structure and file commands (ls, rm, mkdir, ...), basic text editing (pico and vi), and some of the more "advanced" commands would be ones like cal, date, diff, chmod and tar (by "advanced" it is meant ones that a CMSC major might not have seen, but could be taught all of them in one weeks worth of class time). The majority of these are things that a CMSC major who has successfully completed 2 CMSC programming courses would find very remedial in nature.


Last Updated: Mon Oct 7 10:53:43 EDT 2002