Updated: 2015-09-18 09:32 EDT

1 Readings, Assignments, Labs, Tests, and ToDo

1.1 Read (at least) these things (All The Words)

  1. Week 02 Notes HTML – this file – Read All The Words
  2. Remote Login – using networks to connect to other computers
  3. Course Linux Server – a Linux computer accessible on the network by Remote Login
  4. File Transfer – File transfer to/from Unix/Linux machines
  5. The Unix/Linux Shell – using the shell command line in Linux
  6. Command Arguments and Options
  7. Finding Help in Manual Pages – RTFM
  8. Unix/Linux File System and Pathnames (ROOT, absolute, relative, dot, dot dot
  9. Directories: ROOT, /root, HOME, /home, and current
  10. List of Commands You Should Know
  11. Linux and Sysadmin News in the World

1.2 Assignments this week

Check the due date for each assignment and put a reminder in your agenda, calendar, and digital assistant.

1.2.1 Worksheets

Form a small study group to do the worksheets. Each person tries the example given, and you make sure you all get the same answers. Worksheets are not for hand-in; they are not worth marks.

The worksheets are available in four formats: Open Office (ODT), PDF, HTML, and Text. Only the Open Office format allows you “fill in the blanks” in the worksheet. The PDF format looks good but doesn’t allow you to type into the blanks in the worksheet. The HTML format is crude but useful for quick for viewing online.

Do NOT open the ODT files using any Microsoft products; they will mangle the format and mis-number the questions. Use the free Libre Office or Open Office programs to open these ODT documents. On campus, you can download Libre Office here.

1.3 Lab work this week

1.4 Upcoming tests

Read the Test Instructions (all the words) before your midterm tests.

  1. First Midterm test: 45 minutes; in lecture class Friday in Week 5 (Oct 9)
  2. Second Midterm test: 45 minutes; in lecture class Friday in Week 9 (Nov 6)

Tests take place in class in your one-hour lecture hour, not in your lab period.

3 From the Classroom Whiteboard/Chalkboard

 Take Notes in Class

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