Updated: 2017-02-11 02:39 EST

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. Selecting Fields with awk – extracting fields from input lines and columns from input files
  3. Shell Variables – quoting, local and environment variables, USER HOME SHELL PATH TERM $$
  4. The VI (VIM) Text Editor
  5. Start-Up Files – Login and Shell Startup Files, aliases, options: .bash_profile and .bashrc
  6. Practice Tests and Answers – practice questions for your midterm test.
  7. List of Commands You Should Know
  8. Video Tutorials on Lynda.com – tagged by week number
  9. Linux and Sysadmin News in the World

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.

1.3 Lab work this week

1.4 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. Worksheets. 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.

These first two worksheets require you to have read File System and Pathnames:

Worksheets prepare you for the upcoming assignments.

2 Upcoming tests

For full marks, 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.

  1. First Midterm test: 45 minutes; in lecture class 10am on Friday in Week 5 (Feb 10)
  2. Second Midterm test: 45 minutes; in lecture class 10am on Friday in Week 9 (Mar 17)

Tests take place at 10am in your 50-minute lecture class, 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.

2.1 Midterm Test #1 – Friday February 10

Your first midterm test takes place at 10am in your lecture class this week.

See the Week 04 Notes HTML for all the test and quiz information.

3 Notes from the Classroom

3.1 Commands Used

Keep a notebook with a List of Commands in it.

  • You need to write down yourself what each command does.
  • Check the updated list of commands each week.
  • I will check for this list in your lab periods.
  • Bring your notes to class! Stop wasting time looking up commands.

4 Tutoring

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.

Take Notes in Class

Take Notes in Class

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