CE 350 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Linux Utilities and Shell Scripting
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CE 350
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This is an undergraduate course in Computer Science on UNIX/Linux programming tools. This course gives a general view of the UNIX operating system, and provides a description of user level tools available to users and programmers.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to express the historical development of UNIX and Linux operating systems..
  • will be able to describe Linux internals and utilities.
  • will be able to use the “bash” shell and the basic commands in this shell.
  • will be able to write “bash” scripts.
  • will be able to discuss the administration issues of Linux operating systems.
  • will be able to explain the concept of open source software development.
Course Content This is an undergraduate course in Computer Science on UNIX/Linux operating system. Although the course provides a broad view of the operating system, it mostly focuses on Bash programming and system administration. Students will get a handson approach on using and programming the operating system commands and scripts and will become very familiar with the UNIX environment. This course requires an understanding of modern operating systems and a working knowledge of programming basics. Students will be asked to work on a substantial Bash programming project and will need to develop good technical writing skills and programming skills.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 UNIX/Linux History and Introduction to Command Line Interface The Linux Command Line, Chapters 1, 2; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapter 1
2 File System and Commands The Linux Command Line, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
3 Bash Shell The Linux Command Line, Chapters 6, 9, 10; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapter 13
4 Scripting The Linux Command Line, Chapter 24; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapters 13, 14
5 Regular Expressions The Linux Command Line, Chapter 19
6 The Stream Editor: sed https://www.gnu.org/software/sed/manual/sed.html
7 The awk Programming Language https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/gawk.html
8 Midterm Exam
9 Text Processing The Linux Command Line, Chapter 20
10 System Administration The Linux Command Line, Chapters 14, 15, 16; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapter 16
11 Advanced Scripting and Programming The Linux Command Line, Chapters 23, 30, 36
12 Python Programming Language, Part I https://www.python.org/ Core Python Programming, Part I
13 Python Programming Language, Part II Core Python Programming, Parts I, II
14 Project Presentations
15 Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction, William E. Shotts, Jr., ISBN-13: 978-1-59327-389-7 (internet edition is available for free download at linuxcommand.org)

Suggested Readings/Materials

UNIX Shells by Example, Fourth Edition, Ellie Quigley, ISBN: 013147572X

 

Online reference book on Bash scripting: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html

 

Core Python Programming, Wesley J. Chun, ISBN 0-13-226993-7

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
2
30
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
2
15
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Software Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Software Engineering problems X
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose X
3 Ability to design, implement, verify, validate, measure and maintain a complex software system, process or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose X
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Software Engineering practice X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Software Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Software Engineering solutions

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest