ULI101 Assignment 2

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ULI101 - Introduction to Unix/Linux and the Internet

Assignment #2: More Unix/Linux concepts

Objective: To gain more experience with some of the fundamentals of Unix/Linux commands.

Due date: Friday March 19, 2021

Value: 10% 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:
  2. To begin Assignment 2, enter the following on Matrix:


  3. You will see the following important notes:

    ULI101 Assignment 2:  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: 'm'-main menu). 

  4. Hit ENTER and you'll see the following, assuming you had previously selected section "A":

    ULI101 Assignment 2:  Selection Menu

    Available selections:

    1 Practice Using The vi Text Editor
    2 Permissions
    3 Redirection And Pipes
    4 Linking Files And Directories
    5 Linux Processes
    6 Command Summary

    Marks earned so far for ULI101 Assignment 1: 0 out of 10

    The highlighted lines above indicate the incomplete parts of the Assignment. There is a total possible mark of 10, with 1.5 marks added for each completed part, plus 1 additional mark if all six parts are completed by midnight of the due date. The Assignment is due by March 19, 2021.

    Completed sections will count for marks only until April 22, 2021, which is the last day of classes.
    You are currently registered to ULI101 Section NAA - Brian Gray.
    Select 'C' if you need to change your ULI101 Section.

    Enter a menu selection or 'q' to quit:  

  5. As you can see, the assignment is divided into 6 parts. Incomplete parts will be highlighted, as will incomplete sections within each part.

  6. There is a total possible mark of 10, with 1.5 marks added for each completed part, plus 1 additional mark if all six parts are completed by the due date.

  7. As noted, there will be no late marks for this assignment. Only sections completed by midnight of Assignment 3 due date will be awarded marks.

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

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