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Course Catalog » OS/390 Unix Curriculum

Introduction to OS/390 UNIX

4 hours



The Introduction to OS/390 UNIX course is intended for OS/390 (MVS) programmers requiring the knowledge and skill to use the UNIX environment on the OS/390 operating system.


OS/390 (MVS) programmers requiring knowledge to use the UNIX environment on the OS/390 operating system.


Knowledge of MVS utilities, JCL, TSO, ISPF, and basic programming skills; prior knowledge of UNIX is not required.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify major concepts and key terms in UNIX
  • Define the hierarchical file system
  • Define the UNIX shell and scripts
  • Define the VI Editor

Course Content

UNIX Introduction

History and Philosophy of the UNIX Operating System

Major Concepts and Key Terms

Hierarchical File System

Hierarchical File System Structure

Implementation on the OS/390 Operating System

Directories, File Types, and Permissions

UNIX Shell

The UNIX Shell on OS/390

Commonly Used Shell Commands and Examples

Customizing the UNIX Shell

Shell Scripts

Concept of Shell Scripts

Shell Script Structure and Syntax

Shell Control Structures

Debugging Shell Scripts

VI Editor

Commonly Used UNIX Editor

Functionality of VI

Editing and Saving Files

Course Catalog » OS/390 Unix Curriculum
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