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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Linux Tutorial
Submitted by: Marie Taylor-Harper on Mar 08, 2003
Date Last Modified: Mar 08, 2003
Title: Practice Activity Using the Linux Operating System
Description: Login to your linux operating system account and practice using the linux commands to see how your particular flavor of linux reponds.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required 1 hour
Topics: Linux Survival Module 1 http://linuxsurvival.com/LinuxSurv1/start-win.html)
Course: Introduction to Unix/Linux
Audience: College Lower Division, High School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Familiarity with a computer.
Learning Objectives: To become familiar with how your particular Linux operating system responds to specific linux commands.
Technical Notes: You may require an active telnet connection to the linux server inorder to complete this practice activity or have a local server.
Text of Learning Exercise:

Login to your linux account and complete the following. Note the commands you
enter and what results you obtain:


  1. Create two directories in your linux account: cat and dog.

  2. Change directories so that you are in the cat directory.

  3. Obtain a directory listing of the cat directory.

  4. Create two additional directories in the cat directory: lions and tigers

  5. Obtain a directory listing of the cat directory.

  6. Change directories so that you are in the dog directory using 1 command.

  7. Obtain a directory listing of the dog directory.

  8. Create three additional directories in the dog directory: dingoes, hyenas, and wolves.

  9. Obtain a directory listing of the dog directory.

  10. Rename the wolves directory to coyotes.

  11. Obtain a directory listing of the dog directory.

  12. Rename the coyotes directory back to wolves.

  13. Display your current location in your directory structure to the screen.

  14. Change directories so you are in the lions directory.

  15. Display your current location in your directory structure to the screen.

  16. Return to your home directory in you r linux account.

  17. Display your current location in your directory structure to the screen.

  18. Obtain a directory listing of your home directory.

  19. Display the file .cshrc to the screen for viewing.

  20. Logout of your linux account.



When you are finished, view the practice activity answers in the course management software.

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