Updated: 2017-01-20 00:48 EST

1 C O U R S E    E V A L U A T I O N

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2 Readings, Assignments, Labs, Tests, and ToDo

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

  1. Week 11 Notes HTML – this file – Read All The Words
  2. Shell Control Structures – if, then, else, test, [...]
  3. List of Commands You Should Know
  4. Linux and Sysadmin News in the World
  5. Video Tutorials on Lynda.com – tagged by week number

2.2 Assignments, Quizzes, and Lab work this week

Reminder: There are now two quizzes that you need to complete on Blackboard as part of your term Quiz mark. A third quiz will be posted before the Final Exam. The Quizzes are not optional; see the Course Outline.

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.

2.2.1 Worksheets

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.

3 The Final Exam

Read the NEW Test Instructions (all the words) before your Final Exam. Put the exam date 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.

Final Exam: 180 questions in 180 minutes in Week 15

The Final Exam contains approximately 180 multiple-choice questions similar to those found in Practice Tests and Answers. Do the all the practice tests before the real Final Exam!

4 Notes from the Classroom

4.1 Commands Used

4.2 Finding world-writable files in your account

The assignment Checking Programs may issue this message:

Number of world-writable pathnames in abcd0001 account: 1
   ERROR: Sysadmin do not create files that anyone can overwrite.
   ERROR:       See "Examples of uses of find" to find these files.
   ERROR(-1): Fix the permissions on these files

Don’t create files or directories that anyone (“other”) can write, except the few required ones in the one Assignment #08 HTML head directory!

You must look at all the files in your account to try to find these files or directories that you have created with “other” write permissions. You can find the files the hard way, using cd and ls, or you can do it the easy way using a recursive command:

5 Marking Scheme for Bonus Assignment #09

Bonus (optional) Assignment #09 HTML may be done now that you have your marks back for Midterm #2 by email. (Your marks were sent to you early Friday morning, November 11.) You can use this bonus assignment to make up for lost marks on your second midterm test. See the assignment for the exact Marking Scheme.

6 Fifteen minute rule

Your time as a student is valuable. See the Week 03 Notes HTML.

7 Hell Freezes Over

Microsoft becomes a Linux Foundation Platinum Member.

Take Notes in Class

Take Notes in Class

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