CIS 191: Linux and Unix

Fall 2016

university of pennsylvania

General Info




Jennifer Paykin
Email: jpaykin at
Location: Levine 513

JJ Lee
Email: jjlee at
Office Hours: Thursday, 5:30 - 7 PM
Location: Levine 6th floor bumpspace

Anton Relin
Email: arelin at
Office Hours: Monday, 7-8:30pm
Location: Moore 100a

Time: Tuesdays, 1:30 -- 3:00 PM
Location: Towne 311

Course Description

Unix, in its many forms, runs much of the world's computer infrastructure, from cable modems and cell phones to the giant clusters that power Google and Amazon. This half-credit course provides a thorough introduction to Unix and Linux. Topics will range from critical basic skills such as examing and editing files, compiling programs and writing shell scripts, to higher level topics such as the architecture of Unix and its programming model. The material is applicable to many classes, including CIS 240, CIS 331, CIS 341, CIS 371, and CIS 380.