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Weekly Class Notes

Jan 20 00:48 2017  week01notes.html   Orientation, Introduction, and Course Linux Server
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week02notes.html   the shell, arguments and options, man pages, pathnames absolute and relative
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week03notes.html   absolute and relative paths, ROOT and HOME, finding files, file GLOB patterns
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week04notes.html   VIM, stdout, stderr, and I/O redirection (including pipes)
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week05notes.html   awk fields, Start-up files, Variables, Search PATH, Quoting, File System
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week06notes.html   Thanksgiving and Midterm Test #1
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week07notes.html   File System, Inodes, Hard links, Disk usage, quotas, symbolic links, modes, permissions, chmod
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week08notes.html   modes, permissions, chmod, umask, compression, gzip, tar, diff, log files, processes
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week09notes.html   Processes, Delayed and Repeated Scheduled Execution with cron and at, Shell Scripts
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week10notes.html   Shell Scripts, Midterm Test #2
Mar 26 11:20 2017  week11notes.html   Shell Scripts
Mar 26 11:29 2017  week12notes.html   Shell Scripts
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week13notes.html   Shell Scripts
Jan 20 00:48 2017  week14notes.html   Course Review and Final Exam preparation
Apr 29 19:13 2017  week15notes.html   Course Evaluation, Final Exam Results

Important Notes (alphabetical order)

Jan 20 00:48 2017  000_README.html   README for CST8207 – GNU/Linux Operating Systems I
Jan 20 00:48 2017  000_network_diagnostics.html   Network Diagnostics: Finding and fixing problems
Jan 20 00:48 2017  000_test_instructions.html   Instructions for writing Tests and Exams (NEW! Fall 2016)
Jan 20 00:48 2017  003_outsourcing.html   Outsourcing your computer job for $5/hour
Sep  1 10:54 2017  005_this_is_your_brain.html   This is your Brain on the Internet – Multi-Tasking research
Feb  4 22:09 2017  008_how_to_report_problems.html   How to ask good questions and report problems well
Jan 20 00:48 2017  010_why_linux.html   Why Learn the Unix/Linux Command Line and Shells?
Jan 20 00:48 2017  015_file_transfer.html   File transfer to/from Unix/Linux machines
Jan 23 15:34 2017  020_learning_sysadmin.html   Learning and Loving the System Administrator Job
Jan 20 00:48 2017  030_modern_education.html   The roles of professor and student in modern education
May 28 00:20 2017  050_course_introduction.html   CST8207 Introduction to the Course, Outline, Timetable, Marks
Apr 25 17:27 2017  070_course_linux_server.html   The Course Linux Server [CLS]
Jan 20 00:48 2017  110_remote_login.html   Remote Network Log In Between Computers
Jan 20 00:48 2017  120_shell_basics.html   Unix/Linux and Shell Basics – miscellaneous small topics
Jul 13 15:23 2017  140_man_page_RTFM.html   Searching for items in the Unix manual pages (RTFM)
Jan 20 00:48 2017  150_arguments_and_options.html   Command Arguments and Options
Feb 25 06:30 2017  160_pathnames.html   Unix/Linux File System and Pathnames (ROOT, absolute, relative, dot, dot dot)
Jan 20 00:48 2017  170_home_and_HOME.html   Directories: ROOT, /root, HOME, /home, and current
Jan 25 10:40 2017  180_finding_files.html   Searching for and finding files by name, size, userid, modify time, etc.
Jan 20 00:48 2017  185_find_and_xargs.html   Using find -exec or xargs to process pathnames with other commands
Jan 20 00:48 2017  187_selecting_fields_awk.html   Selecting fields from input lines using awk
Jan 20 00:48 2017  190_glob_patterns.html   Shell GLOB patterns (wildcard pathname matching)
Jun 15 22:43 2017  200_redirection.html   Unix/Linux Shell I/O Redirection (including stdin, stdout, stderr, and Pipes)
Jun 20 09:03 2017  300_vi_text_editor.html   The VI (VIM) Text Editor
Apr 11 12:48 2017  320_shell_variables.html   Shell Variables – quoting, local variables, environment variables, USER HOME SHELL PATH TERM $$
Mar  9 11:12 2017  350_startup_files.html   Login and Shell Startup Files, aliases, options: .bash_profile and .bashrc
Feb  6 02:44 2017  370_optional_settings.html   BASH Shell Settings for Sysadmin (optional)
Feb 13 01:44 2017  400_search_path.html   Shell search PATH – finding and running commands
Jan 20 00:48 2017  440_quotes.html   Shell Command Line Quoting Mechanisms
Jan 20 00:48 2017  445_quotes_for_remote.html   Unix/Linux Shell Quoting for remote shells
Jan 20 00:48 2017  450_file_system.html   Unix/Linux File System – directories, inodes, hard links
Feb 21 15:08 2017  455_links_and_inodes.html   Hard links and Unix/Linux file system index nodes (inodes)
Feb 19 01:12 2013  455_links_and_inodesA.html   Hard links and Unix file system nodes (inodes)
Jan 20 00:48 2017  457_disk_usage.html   Unix/Linux Disk Usage, Hard Links, Quotas, Finding Inodes
Mar  9 09:26 2017  460_symbolic_links.html   Symbolic Links – Soft Links – Symlinks
Jan 20 00:48 2017  500_permissions.html   Unix Modes and Permissions, whoami, id, uid, gid, groups, ls -l, chmod
Jan 20 00:48 2017  510_umask.html   Permissions masking with umask, chmod, 777 octal permissions
Jul  6 00:18 2017  525_tar_gzip_diff.html   Useful programs: gzip - compression, tar - file archiving, diff - comparison
Apr  2 02:41 2017  580_system_log_files.html   Unix/Linux system logging, log files, kernel messages, syslog, klog, dmesg
Mar 23 10:43 2017  600_processes_and_jobs.html   Unix/Linux Processes, Jobs, background, foreground, kill, killall
Jan 20 00:48 2017  630_crontab_at_job_scheduler.html   Delayed and Repeated Scheduled Execution – at, cron, crontab, and mail
Apr 11 12:35 2017  700_shell_scripts.html   Shell Scripts – lists of commands, executable scripts, script header, command arguments and positi
Apr  3 05:28 2017  710_command_substitution.html   Shell Command Substitution – interpolate stdout into a command line using $(…) or `…`
Jan 20 00:48 2017  720_exit_status.html   Command exit status – variable $?
Apr 13 01:34 2017  730_control_statements.html   Shell Script Control Structures – if, then, else, elif, test, [...], shift, while, do, done, case,
Jan 20 00:48 2017  740_script_problems.html   Shell Script Problems – arithmetic, syntax, test, boolean, etc.
Jan 20 00:48 2017  750_script_style.html   Shell Script Style – programming conventions and style
Jan 20 00:48 2017  900_unix_command_list.html   Unix/Linux Command List You Must Know (Weekly Cumulative)
Feb 13 01:19 2017  910_lynda_index.html   Index to lynda.com videos (weekly cumulative)
Jan 20 00:48 2017  950_linux_world.html   Linux and Sysadmin News in the World

Worksheets (not for hand-in)

Feb 23 04:27 2014  worksheet02.html   Lab Worksheet #2 - Fall 2013
Feb 23 04:27 2014  worksheet02.odt   Lab Worksheet #2 - Fall 2013 - CST8207 - GNU/Linux Operating Systems I ; This is Lab Worksheet 2 - n
Feb 23 04:27 2014  worksheet02.pdf   
Feb 23 04:27 2014  worksheet02.txt   This Lab Worksheet contains some practical examples that will prepare you to complete your Assignmen
Jan 30 04:33 2017  worksheet03.html   Lab Worksheet #3 - Fall 2013
Jan 30 04:33 2017  worksheet03.odt   Lab Worksheet #3 - Fall 2013 - CST8207 - GNU/Linux Operating Systems I ; This is Lab Worksheet 3 - n
Jan 30 04:33 2017  worksheet03.pdf   
Jan 30 04:33 2017  worksheet03.txt   This Lab Worksheet contains some practical examples that will prepare you to complete your Assignmen
Feb 10 03:17 2016  worksheet04.html   Lab Worksheet #4 - Fall 2013
Feb 10 03:17 2016  worksheet04.odt   Lab Worksheet #4 - Fall 2013 - CST8207 - GNU/Linux Operating Systems I ; This is Lab Worksheet 4 - n
Feb 10 03:17 2016  worksheet04.pdf   
Feb 10 03:17 2016  worksheet04.txt   This Lab Worksheet contains some practical examples that will prepare you to complete your Assignmen
Jan 27 01:34 2017  worksheet05.html   Lab Worksheet #5 - Fall 2013
Jan 27 01:34 2017  worksheet05.odt   Lab Worksheet #5 - Fall 2013 - CST8207 - GNU/Linux Operating Systems I ; This is Lab Worksheet 5 - n
Jan 27 01:34 2017  worksheet05.pdf   
Jan 27 01:34 2017  worksheet05.txt   This Lab Worksheet contains some practical examples that will prepare you to complete your Assignmen
Sep 23 01:13 2013  worksheet06.html   Lab Worksheet #6 - Fall 2013
Sep 23 01:13 2013  worksheet06.odt   Lab Worksheet #6 - Fall 2013 - CST8207 - GNU/Linux Operating Systems I ; This is Lab Worksheet 6 - n
Sep 23 01:13 2013  worksheet06.pdf   
Sep 23 01:13 2013  worksheet06.txt   This Lab Worksheet contains some practical examples that will prepare you to complete your Assignmen
Mar 19 03:21 2015  worksheet08.html   Lab Worksheet #8 - Fall 2013
Mar 19 03:21 2015  worksheet08.odt   Lab Worksheet #8 - Fall 2013 - CST8207 - GNU/Linux Operating Systems I ; This is Lab Worksheet 8 - n
Mar 19 03:21 2015  worksheet08.pdf   
Mar 19 03:21 2015  worksheet08.txt   This Lab Worksheet contains some practical examples that will prepare you to complete your Assignmen

Assignments

Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment01.html   Multi-tasking and Schoolwork
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment02.html   Course Linux Server simple commands
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment03.html   working with files: PS1, find, mkdir, mv, cp
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment04.html   BONUS VIM assignment from Worksheet 6
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment05.html   GLOB wildcard patterns, finding files using GLOB, redirection and pipes
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment06.html   CST8207 Bonus 06 – BONUS Midterm Test 1 topics review
Feb 12 03:38 2017  assignment07.html   start-up files, environment, search PATH, quoting, hard and soft links, disk usage
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment08.html   setting permissions, mode, umask
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment09.html   CST8207 Bonus 09 – BONUS Midterm Test 2 topics review
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment10.html   tar, syslog, processes, mail, crontab, at, shell script
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment11.html   Shell Script Parameters and Control Flow
Jan 20 00:52 2017  assignment12.html   BONUS the acol utility script; decoding a puzzle file

Shell Scripts

Oct 10 15:46 2014  argv.sh.txt   Count and display on STDERR each argument to this shell script.

Course Outline and Evaluation

Aug 29 23:57 2016  2016-2017_CST8207.pdf   

Miscellaneous

Dec  7 10:02 2004  vi_refcard_back.pdf   
Sep 15 10:13 2014  vi_refcard_front.pdf   

Quizzes, Tests, and Exams

Jan 20 00:48 2017  PRACTICE_TEST_README.html   Practice Test README Information
Dec 16 12:46 2016  final_exam16F.png   
Dec 14 10:56 2016  final_exam_seating_t117.png   
Dec 14 10:53 2016  final_exam_seating_t119.png   
Oct 18 15:30 2016  midterm1_16f.pdf   
Nov 12 03:14 2016  midterm2_16f.pdf   
Sep 25 13:41 2016  practicetest1.pdf   
Sep 25 13:40 2016  practicetest1answers.txt   CST 8207 − Ian Allen - Practice Test #1 - Test Version 340
Nov  5 22:03 2016  practicetest2.pdf   
Oct 30 17:56 2016  practicetest2answers.txt   CST 8207 − Ian Allen - Practice Test #2 - Test Version BAEABB
Nov 21 15:48 2016  practicetest3.pdf   
Nov 21 15:49 2016  practicetest3answers.txt   CST 8207 − Ian Allen - Practice Test #3 - Test Version DCEABB

Data Files and Media (binary)

Oct 30 01:26 2016  scantron_blue_bubble_sheet.jpg   
Sep 12 16:28 2016  closer_than_they_appear.jpg   
Jun  7 16:59 2016  examscrap2.jpg   
Jun  7 16:52 2016  examscrap1.jpg   
Jan 12 14:18 2013  145_subshells.mp4   
Aug 25 16:51 2005  learning_curves.jpg