Updated: 2016-09-25 13:15 EDT

1 Readings, Assignments, Labs, Tests, and ToDo

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

  1. Week 05 Notes HTML – this file – Read All The Words
  2. Practice Tests and Answers – practice questions for your midterm test.
  3. Selecting Fields with awk – extracting fields from input lines and columns from input files
  4. Start-Up Files – Login and Shell Startup Files, aliases, options: .bash_profile and .bashrc
  5. List of Commands You Should Know
  6. Linux and Sysadmin News in the World
  7. Video Tutorials on Lynda.com – tagged by week number

1.2 Assignments this week

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.

1.2.1 Worksheets

Worksheets are preparation for your assignments. You can’t do the assignments without having done the worksheets first.

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.

1.3 Lab work this week

1.4 Upcoming tests

Read the Test Instructions (all the words) before your midterm tests. Put these dates into your phone!

  1. First Midterm test: 45 minutes; in lecture class noon Friday in Week 5 (Feb 12)
  2. Second Midterm test: 45 minutes; in lecture class noon Friday in Week 9 (Mar 18)

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.

1.4.1 Midterm Test #1 – February 12

  • Midterm #1 takes place on Friday, February 12 (Week 5) in your scheduled lecture hour (not in your lab period).
  • For full marks, you must read the Test Instructions before the test for important directions on how to enter your name, answers, your lab (not lecture) section number, and the test version number on the question sheet and the mark-sense forms.
  • There may be more questions on the test than you can answer in the time allowed; answer the ones you know, first.
  • A set of practice questions and answers for the first midterm test is posted: Practice Tests and Answers.
    • The tests use the semicolon ; 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
    • Do not use semicolons as an interactive human user! Type each command on its own line with the [Enter] key.
  • Blackboard has some quizzes taken randomly from the practice test. This second quiz set is one of several marked quizzes in this course. The quizzes are part of your course grade. See the Week 04 Notes HTML for how to earn all your quiz marks.
  • See the Course Outline for the mark weight of all the quizzes.

3 From the Classroom Whiteboard/Chalkboard

3.1 Fifteen minute rule

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

3.2 Commands

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.

3.3 Locked out

The CLS will lock out your IP address if you can’t type your own userid correctly.

If this happens, you have to follow the posted directions to have me unlock your IP address. You can change to another IP address. You can always come to school where no IP addresses are locked out.

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