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Readings, Assignments, Labs, Tests, and ToDo
Read (at least) these things (All The Words)
- Week 09 Notes HTML – this file – Read All The Words
- Unix/Linux Processes, Jobs, background, foreground, kill, killall
- List of Commands You Should Know
- Linux and Sysadmin News in the World
- Video Tutorials on Lynda.com – tagged by week number
- Create your lynda.com account and watch these sections of Unix for Mac OS X Users
- these videos are for all Unix/Linux students, not just Mac OSX users
- 5. Commands and Programs 52m 34s
- System information commands 3m 40s
date, users, who, hostname
- Not used in this course:
uptime, uname, domainname
- Viewing processes 5m 0s
- Monitoring processes 3m 36s
- Not used in this course:
top (see also
- Stopping [and terminating] processes 3m 19s
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.
- Read All The Words, Do, and then Submit via Blackboard:
- Bonus (optional) Assignment #04 HTML – the VIM text editor
- Bonus (optional) Assignment #06 HTML about Midterm #1
- There is a checking program available to check your file format for this bonus assignment, but only people who Read All These Words will know about it. Wrong format means no marks.
- Assignment #07 HTML – start-up files, environment, search PATH, quoting, hard and soft links, disk usage
- Assignment #08 HTML – setting permissions, mode,
- Really do Read All The Words. You don’t get a second chance to get it right.
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.
Read the Test Instructions (all the words) before your midterm tests. Put these dates into your phone!
- Second Midterm test: 45 minutes; in lecture class noon Friday in Week 9 (Mar 18)
- Final Exam: 8am to 11am (three hours) in C144 Wednesday April 27 in Week 15
- Three Hours! Take a bathroom break before you start the exam.
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.
The Final Exam is three hours long. Take a washroom break before you start.
Midterm Test #2 – noon Friday March 18
- Midterm #2 takes place at noon on Friday, March 18 (Week 9) 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 second midterm test is posted: Practice Tests and Answers.
- The test covers all course material up to and including Symbolic Links. The possible questions are given in the second Practice Tests and Answers.
Quizzes: Midterm #2 Quiz
- 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.
From the Class Notes link on the Course Home Page
- Review last week. Did you do everything assigned last week?
From the Classroom Whiteboard/Chalkboard
- Take notes in class! Your in-class notes would go here.
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.
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.
Attacks on the Course Linux Server
- Count the attacks:
fgrep -c "refused connect" /var/log/auth.log
- Another way to count the attack lines (slightly less efficient):
fgrep "refused connect" /var/log/auth.log | wc
- See the current list of evil host IPs:
Take Notes in Class
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