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Weekly Class Notes

Sep  8 11:33 2005  week01notes.txt   Week 1 Notes for CST8129
Sep 10 06:28 2005  week02notes.txt   Week 2 Notes for CST8129
Sep 28 07:27 2005  week03notes.txt   Week 3 Notes for CST8129
Sep 28 07:51 2005  week04notes.txt   Week 4 Notes for CST8129
Oct 12 13:44 2005  week06notes.txt   Week 6 Notes for CST8129
Oct 23 21:03 2005  week07notes.txt   Week 7 Notes for CST8129
Oct 24 00:23 2005  week08notes.txt   Week 8 Notes for CST8129
Nov  3 12:43 2005  week09notes.txt   Week 9 Notes for CST8129
Nov  9 15:02 2005  week10notes.txt   Week 10 Notes for CST8129
Nov 20 14:49 2005  week11notes.txt   Week 11 Notes for CST8129
Nov 24 11:57 2005  week12notes.txt   Week 12 Notes for CST8129
Dec  1 11:59 2005  week13notes.txt   Week 13 Notes for CST8129
Dec  7 11:57 2005  week14notes.txt   Week 14 Notes for CST8129
Dec  7 12:11 2005  week15notes.txt   Week 15 Notes for CST8129

Chapter Reading/Study Guides

Dec  3 14:03 2005  chapter03guide.txt   Unix Shells by Example: Chapter 3 Reading Guide
Dec  4 03:40 2005  chapter04guide.txt   Unix Shells by Example: Chapter 4 Reading Guide

Important Notes (alphabetical order)

Sep  1 00:00 2005  README.txt   README - Index to this CST8129 directory
Dec  3 16:42 2005  abbreviations.txt   Script Marking Code comment abbreviations
Jan  4 17:50 2005  arguments_and_options.txt   Options and Arguments on Unix Command Lines
Feb 14 10:26 2006  character_sets.txt   Collate Order and Character Set - GLOB patterns and accents
Oct 20 11:22 2005  command_substitution.txt   Command Substitution - $(unix command)
Dec  4 00:40 2005  data_mining.txt   Using commands and pipes to "mine" and extract data from the system
Oct 20 11:14 2005  deep_nesting.txt   Avoiding deeply nested IF statements (Structured/Un-Structured)
Oct 23 19:28 2005  exit_status.txt   Return Code, Exit Status, test, if, and while
Dec  4 00:22 2005  expansion_order.txt   Order of Shell Command Line processing
Dec 12 13:16 2005  finaldirections.txt   Directions and preparing for Test #3 (Final Exam)
Oct 20 10:52 2005  finding_files.txt   Searching for and finding files by name
Nov 21 21:38 2005  glob_patterns.txt   GLOB patterns (wildcard pathname matching)
Jan  4 17:18 2005  home_and_HOME.txt   Directories: current, HOME, and /home
Oct 20 10:57 2005  job_control.txt   Shell background/foreground job control
Oct 20 11:17 2005  less_code.txt   Less Code is Better Code - stop cutting and pasting identical code
Oct 20 10:50 2005  links_and_inodes.html   Hard links and Unix file system nodes (inodes)
Dec  4 00:08 2005  linux_lab_access.txt   How to get Access to the Linux Lab from Wherever
Sep  1 08:14 2005  man_page_RTFM.txt   Searching for items in the Unix manual pages (RTFM)
Sep 10 05:22 2005  miscellaneous.txt   Miscellaneous Unix Facts
Sep 27 05:47 2011  pathnames.txt   Unix/Linux Pathnames
Sep  1 07:50 2005  permissions.txt   Unix Permissions
Sep 24 07:07 2005  practiceCommands_1.txt   Practice Unix/Linux Questions #1
Oct 23 22:03 2005  practiceCommands_2.txt   Practice Unix/Linux Questions #2
Oct 23 22:07 2005  practiceCommands_3.txt   Practice Unix/Linux Questions #3
Oct 20 12:21 2005  quick_tests.txt   Return Code, Exit Status, ||, &&, test, and if
Sep  8 12:46 2005  quotes.txt   Unix/Linux Shell Command Line Quoting
Feb  5 16:54 2011  redirection.txt   Unix Shell I/O Redirection (including Pipes)
Dec  3 13:38 2005  regular_expression_practice1.txt   Regular Expressions - practice examples with commentary
Dec  7 02:50 2005  regular_expression_practice2.txt   Regular Expressions - more practice examples
Dec  3 13:39 2005  regular_expression_questions.txt   Regular Expressions - skill assessment questionnaire
Dec  3 13:39 2005  regular_expressions.txt   Regular Expressions - notes on Basic, Extended, and OddBall
Dec  4 00:28 2005  review_basic.txt   CST8129 Review #1 - Basic Shell Concepts
Oct 20 12:24 2005  script_checklist.txt   Shell Script Checklist - a list of things to verify in your shell scripts
Oct 20 12:45 2005  script_style.txt   Shell Script Programming Conventions and Style
Jan  4 17:41 2005  shell_prompt.txt   Setting the BASH shell prompt
Feb 15 13:19 2005  shell_read.txt   Reading stdin into shell variables - read, EOF, and exec
Oct 20 11:08 2005  shell_script_execution.txt   How a Shell Script is "Executed"
Oct  6 12:22 2005  shell_variables.txt   Shell Variables you should know (including $* and $@)
Jan  4 18:10 2005  startup_files.txt   Setting up Startup Files: .bash_profile and .bashrc
Sep  8 12:57 2005  terminal.txt   Using telnet/ssh Terminal emulators
Oct  6 12:30 2005  umask.txt   Umask and Permissions
Dec  5 00:42 2005  unix_command_list.txt   Basic Unix/Linux Command List
Sep 10 04:52 2005  unix_shell.txt   The Unix/Linux Shell
Aug 31 15:09 2005  vi_basics.txt   The VI (VIM) Editor - Basics

Projects/Labs/Assignments/Exercises (for hand-in)

Sep  7 15:17 2005  exercise01.txt   Exercise #1 for CST8129 due September 7, 2005
Sep 14 15:09 2005  exercise02.txt   Exercise #2 for CST8129 due September 14, 2005
Sep 21 14:26 2005  exercise02answers.txt   Exercise #2 Answers
Sep 21 16:25 2005  exercise03.txt   Exercise #3 for CST8129 due September 21, 2005
Sep 28 00:55 2005  exercise03answers.txt   Exercise #3 Answers
Oct  5 14:53 2005  exercise04.txt   Exercise #4 for CST8129 due October 5, 2005
Oct 12 14:34 2005  exercise04answers.txt   Ian! D. Allen - idallen@idallen.ca
Oct 12 17:09 2005  exercise05.txt   Exercise #5 for CST8129 due October 12, 2005
Oct 20 10:24 2005  exercise05script.sh.txt   IAN! idallen@idallen.ca
Oct 23 06:38 2005  exercise06.txt   Exercise #6 for CST8129 due October 19, 2005
Oct 23 06:42 2005  exercise06script1.sh.txt   IAN! idallen@idallen.ca
Oct 26 14:33 2005  exercise07.txt   Exercise #7 for CST8129 due October 26, 2005
Nov  9 13:32 2005  exercise08.txt   Exercise #08 for CST8129
Nov  9 14:32 2005  exercise09.txt   Exercise #9 for CST8129 due November 9, 2005
Nov 16 02:53 2005  exercise10.txt   Exercise #10 for CST8129 due November 16, 2005
Dec  5 23:31 2005  exercise11.txt   Exercise #11 for CST8129 due December 8, 2005
Nov 23 14:52 2005  exercise12.txt   Exercise #12 for CST8129 due November 23, 2005
Nov 30 14:01 2005  exercise13.txt   Exercise #13 for CST8129 due November 30, 2005

Shell Scripts

Feb 13 04:34 2012  argv.sh.txt   Display on standard error the individual arguments on the command line.
Nov 15 13:56 2004  backup_nonstructured.sh.txt   Specifications:
Nov 15 13:59 2004  backup_structured.sh.txt   Specifications:
Oct 20 10:27 2005  commandline_arguments.sh.txt   demonstrate the use of command line arguments in a script
Oct 20 10:27 2005  elif.sh.txt   Syntax:
Oct 20 10:27 2005  file_size_classer.sh.txt   Classify a file as small, medium, large.
Nov 20 04:30 2005  g1.sh.txt   a counting loop containing a small "sleep"
Nov 20 04:30 2005  g2.sh.txt   a counting loop adjusted to range from -20 to +20, parabola output
Nov 20 04:51 2005  g3.sh.txt   parabola loop with display X,Y made positive to fit on terminal screen
Nov 20 04:51 2005  g4.sh.txt   parabola loop with display X,Y graphed in terminal using tput
Nov 20 07:16 2005  g5.sh.txt   parabola loop that works on any size terminal screen
Nov 20 07:17 2005  g6.sh.txt   parabola loop using Y = X * X adjusted for terminal display
Nov 20 06:22 2005  g7.sh.txt   falling object demo showing use of acceleration and deltay variables
Nov 20 10:07 2005  g8.sh.txt   falling object demo showing use of integer arithmetic scaling factor
Feb 25 03:25 2004  iftest1.sh.txt   We don't want the usual output of DIFF on the screen, so we throw it away.
Feb 25 03:26 2004  iftest2.sh.txt   For a list of numeric comparison operators, see the "test" man page.
Feb 25 03:26 2004  iftest3.sh.txt   String comparison uses "=" not "-eq".
Feb 25 03:26 2004  iftest4.sh.txt   See the "test" man page for a larger list of file-testing operators.
Feb 25 03:27 2004  iftest6.sh.txt   Issue an error message unless exactly one command line argument is given.
Feb 25 03:27 2004  iftest7.sh.txt   Print an error if the argument is missing, or is not a file.
Nov 20 07:21 2005  input_trap.sh.txt   using SIGINT interrupt traps to change variables in running scripts
Oct 20 10:25 2005  integer_sort.sh.txt   read three integers and sort them
Nov 20 07:23 2005  interrupts.sh.txt   demo script to try two different SIGINT trap lines
Oct 20 10:25 2005  optional_args1.sh.txt   Demonstrate method 1 for prompting for missing command line arguments.
Oct 20 10:25 2005  optional_args2.sh.txt   Demonstrate method 2 for prompting for missing command line arguments.
Oct 20 10:25 2005  optional_args3.sh.txt   Display PWD MAIL HOME replaced by optional command line arguments.
Dec  8 04:55 2005  parabolas.sh.txt   interruptible parabolas, fast or slow, on any size terminal window
Oct 20 10:25 2005  passwd_string_finder.sh.txt   look for an optional string in the Unix password file
Oct 20 10:25 2005  path_tester.sh.txt   Perform several tests on the first argument to this script.
Oct 20 10:25 2005  path_validator.sh.txt   Validate a single command line argument (file or directory).
Oct 20 10:26 2005  shellread.sh.txt   demonstrate the use of the shell "read" built-in command
Oct 14 17:06 2003  showtest.sh.txt   This script runs in "debug" mode (see the -x above).
Oct 20 10:26 2005  sort_top_five.sh.txt   This scripts sorts a file and displays the top 5 lines.
Oct 20 10:26 2005  string_compare.sh.txt   This script compares two strings: an argument and stdin.
Dec  4 04:20 2005  sumcol_v1.awk.txt   simple shell script using an AWK script to sum a given column of numbers
Dec  4 04:16 2005  sumcol_v2.awk.txt   full shell script using an AWK script to sum a given column of numbers
Oct 20 10:26 2005  wait_login.sh.txt   Syntax: $0 userid
Oct 20 10:27 2005  weather1.sh.txt   A weather script to show the current temperature in Ottawa
Oct 20 10:27 2005  weather2.sh.txt   A weather script to show the current temperature in Ottawa.
Oct 23 06:11 2005  while1.sh.txt   Syntax: $0 number increment
Oct 23 03:50 2005  while2.sh.txt   Syntax: $0 (no arguments)
Oct 23 04:27 2005  while_user1.sh.txt   Syntax: $0 number
Oct 23 04:28 2005  while_user2.sh.txt   Syntax: $0 number

Program Source

Sep 24 07:03 2005  argv.c++.txt   The output appears on "standard error", not "standard output".
Sep 24 07:04 2005  argv.c.txt   The output appears on "standard error", not "standard output".
Jan 24 02:43 2004  stdxxx.c++.txt   Produces output on stdout and stderr, prompts and reads from stdin.

Miscellaneous

Sep 16 16:59 2005  Bursaries.doc   
Sep 16 17:00 2005  Bursaries.pdf   
Sep 12 15:35 2005  ClassRepFormWoodroffe.doc   
Sep 12 15:26 2005  ClassRepresentativeJobDescription2005-2006.doc   
Sep 12 15:33 2005  E02.doc   
Aug 31 10:52 2005  cst8129.05f.pdf   
Dec  1 16:07 2004  late_bid.pdf   
Dec  4 03:11 2005  text_errata.txt   Errors in Unix Shells by Example by Ellie Quigley
Dec  7 10:02 2004  vi_refcard_back.pdf   
Sep 15 10:13 2014  vi_refcard_front.pdf   

Quizzes, Tests, and Exams

Sep 24 02:39 2005  practiceTest1.pdf   
Sep 24 02:39 2005  practiceTest1.ps   
Sep 24 02:39 2005  practiceTest1.txt   Practice Test #1 Questions
Oct 26 03:49 2005  practiceTest2.pdf   
Oct 26 03:49 2005  practiceTest2.ps   
Oct 26 03:49 2005  practiceTest2.txt   Practice Test #2 Questions - answers at end
Oct 20 03:32 2005  practiceTest2script.txt   Practice Test #2 Script Specifications
Oct 20 10:27 2005  practiceTest2script_answer.sh.txt   Practice Test #2 sample script answer - practiceTest2script.txt
Dec  4 02:39 2005  practiceTest3.pdf   
Dec  4 02:39 2005  practiceTest3.ps   
Dec  4 02:39 2005  practiceTest3.txt   Practice Test #3 Questions - answers at end
Dec  6 19:37 2005  practiceTest3script.pdf   
Dec  6 19:37 2005  practiceTest3script.ps   
Dec  6 19:37 2005  practiceTest3script.txt   CST8129 Final Exam Script - Fall 2002
Dec  6 19:37 2005  practiceTest3script_answer.sh.txt   CST8129 Final Exam Script (answer) - Fall 2002
Sep 28 06:18 2005  termtest1directions.txt   Directions and preparing for Test #1
Oct  4 14:52 2005  termtest1multiplechoice.pdf   
Oct  4 14:52 2005  termtest1multiplechoice.ps   
Oct  4 14:52 2005  termtest1multiplechoice.txt   Test #1 Multiple Choice
Oct  4 14:59 2005  termtest1script.sh.txt   Test #1 sample answer - Script Part II - 27 marks - 5 of 15%
Sep 28 05:47 2005  termtest1shell.pdf   
Sep 28 05:47 2005  termtest1shell.ps   
Sep 28 05:47 2005  termtest1shell.txt   Test #1 Shell Programming
Oct 26 05:09 2005  termtest2directions.txt   Directions and preparing for Test #2
Nov  3 11:08 2005  termtest2multiplechoice.pdf   
Nov  3 11:08 2005  termtest2multiplechoice.ps   
Nov  3 11:08 2005  termtest2multiplechoice.txt   Test #2 Multiple Choice
Nov  3 11:20 2005  termtest2script.sh.txt   Test #2 sample answer - Script Part II - 61 marks - 13 of 25%
Nov  2 10:51 2005  termtest2shell.pdf   
Nov  2 10:51 2005  termtest2shell.ps   
Nov  2 10:51 2005  termtest2shell.txt   Test #2 Shell Programming

Optional Material

Jan  4 16:25 2005  opt_why_shell.txt   Why Learn the Unix Shells?
Jan  4 16:24 2005  opt_opensource.txt   The Open Source Movement
Aug 30 04:01 2004  opt_mainframe_linux.txt   IBM System/390: The Linux Dream Machine