Updated: 2017-01-20 00:48 EST
awk– extracting fields from input lines and columns from input files
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Check the due date for each assignment and put a reminder in your agenda, calendar, and digital assistant. Just like in the Real World, not all due dates are on the same days or at the same times.
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Worksheets are preparation for your assignments. You can’t do the assignments without having done the worksheets first, and you can’t do the worksheets without having first read the Course Notes: 1. Read. 2. Worksheet. 3. Assignment.
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 assignments test your knowledge of the lectures and worksheets.
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 Worksheet 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.
Worksheets prepare you for the upcoming assignments.
Read the Test Instructions (all the words) before your midterm tests. Put these dates into your phone! Use the Name Game link to test your name before the test. I don’t answer questions about the instructions during the test.
Tests take place in class in your 50-minute lecture period, not in your lab period. Each midterm test is 45 minutes long and contains approximately 45 multiple-choice questions similar to those found in Practice Tests and Answers.
;to separate multiple commands on the same line, to save space and paper, e.g. three separate commands can be written on one line like this:
date ; echo "hi" ; ls
Take notes in class! Keep a pad open on your desk.
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Note that your upcoming Midterm Test is worth more than three assignments put together. Don’t spend all your time doing an assignment at the expense of studying the Practice Tests and Answers for the Midterm Test.
Keep a notebook with a List of Commands in it. - You need to write down yourself what each command does. - I will check for this list in your lab periods. - Check the updated list of commands each week. - Bring your notes to class! Stop wasting time looking up commands.
Many students find that hiring a personal tutor helps them get through the first term. Financial assistance is available. See Algonquin Peer Tutoring
If you want to clean up files in your HOME directory, you can create an
assignment02 directory under
Assignments and move all your Assignment 2 files into it. The checking program will check there for your files.
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