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ULI101 - Introduction to Unix/Linux and the Internet

Assignment #1: Introduction to Unix/Linux Concepts

Objective: To gain experience with some of the fundamentals of Unix/Linux commands and the file system.

Due date: October 4, 2019, by midnight

Value: 6% of final course mark

Perform the following steps on Matrix:

  1. Make sure that you have access to the Matrix server, which is required to do the ULI101 assignments:
    • If you have never logged into Matrix before and you are new to Seneca, check your email for confirmation that your Matrix account has been automatically created. Contact <a href="mailto:servicedesk@senecacollege.ca">servicedesk@senecacollege.ca</a> in case of problems.
    • Your Matrix account should be the same userid and password as your Seneca Email and Blackboard accounts.

  2. To begin Assignment 1, enter the following on Matrix:


  3. You will see the following screen, please select the correct ULI101 section and professor (A to ZD):
    <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">Please Identify Your ULI101 Section To Continue</span>
    This can be changed later if you move to a different section, or if you have entered an incorrect
    section.  Note that you can only be given credit for this Assignment if you have specified the
    correct section.
    Select a section from the following list:
         A - Brian Gray               R - Chris Johnson
         B - Brian Gray               S - Ayesha Manzer
         C - Brian Gray               T - Ayesha Manzer
         D - Brian Gray               U - Ali Nezhad
         E - Harvey Kaduri            V - Ali Nezhad
         F - Murray Saul              W - John Selmys
         G - Mark Buchner             X - Murray Saul
         I - Murray Saul              Y - John Selmys
         L - Eric Brauer              Z - Tiayyba Riaz
         M - Eric Brauer             ZA - Chris Johnson
         N - Eric Brauer             ZB - Tiayyba Riaz
         O - Michael Huang           ZC - John Selmys
         P - Azzad Kara              ZD - Ahad Mammadov
         Q - Murray Saul
    Enter one of the section identifiers from above: <span style="color:white; background-color:blue"> </span>
  4. You will see the following important notes on the next screen:
    ULI101 Assignment 1:  Notes
    Some important notes on this Assignment:
    (1) You do NOT have to do this whole Assignment in one sitting!  Any completed sections will
    be tracked.
    (2) You may abort the Assignment at any time by pressing Ctrl-c but you may lose any work done
    on an incomplete section.
    (3) Instructions for each page will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
    (4) The answers expected in this Assignment are derived from the Assignment itself and the
    course notes. The course notes should be used as a reference, if required. Using Google or
    another search engine may provide answers that are not accepted by the Assignment.
    (5) This Assignment is maintained by Les Czegel. Please try to resolve any problems with your
    instructor who will determine if Les should be contacted.
    Press <ENTER> to continue (or enter: 'm'-main menu).<span style="color:white; background-color:blue"> </span>
  5. Hit ENTER and you'll see the following, assuming you selected section "A":
    ULI101 Assignment 1:  Selection Menu
    Available selections:
    1 <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">Introduction to Unix Commands</span>
    2 <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">Basic Unix Commands</span>
    3 <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">Directory Management</span>
    4 <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">Practice Commands To Create A Directory Structure</span>
    5 <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">Create A Directory Structure</span>
    6 <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">Practice Specifying Path Names</span>
    Marks earned so far for ULI101 Assignment 1:  0 out of 6
    The highlighted lines above indicate the incomplete parts of the Assignment.
    There is a total possible mark of 6, with 1 mark added for each completed
    part. Late marks will be deducted at the rate of 0.6 marks (10%) per day for
    parts completed after midnight of October 4 2019.
    <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">You cannot lower your overall mark by completing additional parts, no
    matter how late. Only the additional parts will receive late penalties.</span>
    You are currently registered to <span style="color:white; background-color:blue">ULI101 Section A - Brian Gray</span>.
    Select 'C' if you need to change your ULI101 Section.
    Enter a menu selection or 'q' to quit: <span style="color:white; background-color:blue"> </span>
  6. As you can see, the assignment is divided into 6 parts. Incomplete parts will be highlighted, as will incomplete sections within each part.

  7. There is a total possible mark of 6, with 1 mark added for each completed part.

  8. As noted, late marks will be deducted at the rate of 0.6 marks (10%) per day for parts completed after midnight of October 4.

  9. When you complete each section, your updated mark will be displayed on the main selection menu.

  10. Assignments MUST consist of the student's OWN work and MUST run on Matrix.