In class today, we broke up into groups and each member of the group explained a set of Unix commands to the rest of the group. In theory, I thought this was a very good idea. However, because everyone in the group had different ideas about what aspects of a command were important for programming I think that several pieces were left out of descriptions. I also think that because we were not given much time to elaborate on the commands, people only gave brief explanations about them. Each command has an extensive list of properties that were not able to be covered.
On the other hand, it was a very good way of getting everyone in class at least associated with the general commands that we will be using throughout the semester. This way, we will all at least know what each command’s general purpose is so that we may use it when we are programming.