Updated: 2017-12-14 13:00 EST

1 Readings, Assignments, Labs, Tests, and ToDoIndexup to index

1.1 Read (at least) these things (All The Words)Indexup to index

  1. Week 10 Notes HTML – this file – Read All The Words
  2. Unix/Linux system logging, log files, kernel messages
  3. Unix/Linux Processes, Jobs, background, foreground, kill, killall
  4. Delayed and Repeated Scheduled Execution - at, cron, and crontab
  5. Next week: Shell Scripts – lists of commands, executable scripts, script header, command arguments and positional parameters
  6. Next week: Shell command substituion – interpolate stdout into a command line using $(…) or `…`, integer arithmetic: expr, $((...))
  7. Next week: Shell Script Debugging – using options -v and -x
  8. List of Commands You Should Know
  9. Video Tutorials on Lynda.com – tagged by week number
  10. Linux and Sysadmin News in the World

1.2 Assignments and lab work this weekIndexup to index

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.

1.3 WorksheetsIndexup to index

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 the web notes. (Please: Read All The Words)
  2. Do the relevant Worksheet(s).
  3. Do the relevant Assignment(s).

Make notes from the worksheets on how each command works. What do the options used in the worksheets mean, for each command? (See the weekly Command List.)

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.

1.4 Upcoming tests and examsIndexup to index

This course has two midterm tests (10%, 15%) and one final exam (40%).

Bring your favourite marker to your test

Bring your favourite marker to your test

1.4.1 Analysis of the second midterm testIndexup to index

See last week’s notes for the analysis of the second midterm test.

1.4.2 The Final Exam – January 8 or 9 2018 – 40%Indexup to index

The Final Exam is 110 minutes long and contains approximately 110 multiple-choice questions similar to those found in the three preceding Practice Tests and Answers. Do all three practice tests before the Final Exam!

  • Time: in your scheduled two-hour lecture class (not in your lab period) on Monday (Sections 010 and 030) or Tuesday (Section 020) in Week 13 (January 8 or 9 2018).
  • 110 minutes (less than two hours) for 110 questions
  • Do all three practice tests before the Final Exam!
  • General seating; sit anywhere.
  • Almost Two Hours! Take a bathroom break before you start the exam!

All three practice tests are now posted under Practice Tests and Answers. The Final Exam is comprehensive of the whole course; you need to know how to do all three practice tests for the Final Exam.

There is now a third quiz available to prepare for the Final Exam.

2 Notes from the ClassroomIndexup to index

2.1 Commands UsedIndexup to index

3 Your own web pageIndexup to index

View all the Fall 17F class images

4 TutoringIndexup to index

Many students find that hiring a personal tutor helps them get through the first term. Financial assistance is available. See the Tutoring heading in the Course Introduction.

5 Attacks on the CLSIndexup to index

You are not paranoid if they really are out to get you! See the Week 03 Notes HTML for command pipelines to count the SSH attacks on the CLS.

Take Notes in Class

Take Notes in Class

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