Lab1 - Introduction to Unix

Introduction

Due

Worth

Lab Steps

Step 1 - Setup your Unix account

  1. Log in to your CS department Unix account following these instructions. Password algorithm: FL@ followed by your 8 digit VUID

  2. Take notice of the last line of text displayed in the terminal window (called a shell prompt) and be sure to remember it. In the terminal window, type in
        /mnt/a/mdamian/bin/student_setup.sh
    and then hit Enter. This command will run a script to configure your personal account and ready it for this semester's work.

  3. After running the command, log out and then log back in with your new password. You will notice that the shell prompt has changed to display the name of your account and the name of the machine you are working on. This will come in handy later.

  4. If you wish to, you may change your password. Passwords can only be changed on csgate or tanner (NOT felix or helix). To change your password, type in at the shell prompt
        passwd
    The system will ask you for the existing password first and then for the new password. Make sure to pick a password that you will remember next time you log in. Log out, then log back in with your new password.

  5. Report success or failure to the instructor and have the instructor or TA initial here: _______

  6. ALTERNATIVE TO INITIALS: If you work through this tutorial on your own, briefly describe here in writing what you did and what you learned:

Step2 - Intro to Unix, Part 1

  1. Open the online resource UNIX Tutorial for Beginners.

  2. Read the Typographical Conventions section.

  3. Read the Introduction to The UNIX operating system section. Pay particular attention to the section on absolute and relative paths, which are the basic tools for navigating the Unix filesystem.

  4. Login either to your Unix account or access the really spiffy online Linux emulator.

  5. Once logged in, clear the terminal screen by typing the "clear" command and then hitting Enter.

  6. Work through the steps in Tutorial One:

  7. ALTERNATIVE TO INITIALS: If you do this work on your own, briefly describe here in writing what you did and what you learned:

Step 3 - Intro to Unix, Part 2

  1. Work through the steps in Tutorial Two: