This week during our Wednesday lecture we split into small groups and taught each other the set of commands that we had to individually look up prior to the class. I think that this command school assignment was good for me. I learned and got a basis for a lot of new commands, and because I now have a basis and understanding for these commands, if need be, I will be able to easily look up these commands and learn them in more detail. I now know the most common commands and got a better understanding of the way commands and Unix works. This assignment also has made me a little more confident in my ability to get used to this class and Unix.
The commands we learned were intuitive, simple, and easy to understand. The commands all followed the same command structure. What I mean by this is that every command is used by first entering the command followed by customization options and then the required parameters. Another thing that I found helpful is that the commands don't try to trick you, in the sense that each command abbreviates the action it's supposed to take and just does that one simple task. For example the command to change directory is just “cd” or to remove a directory is “rmdir”.
I look forward to doing our next hw, I think it will be a great way for me to get more practice.