These questions are included to facilitate question during our scheduled class time on Tuesdays. They are not graded and you don’t need to submit your answers anywhere - they’re just here to help you get practice with the material.
We won’t have time to cover all the commands we want to in this class. Lots of useful commands will be included in the lecture slides. You’ll need this for your homework - try finding the commands that do the following:
- Move a file from one location to another
- Delete a file
- Copy a file
Do you know the difference between the terminal and the shell? If not, do you have any educated guesses?
What is the command to list all files in the current directory, and recursively list the files in all subdirectories?
What is the flag we would pass to
lsto sort files by size? (try searching the
manpage instead of just scrolling!)
ssh, can you print out the contents of your home directory on
attuwithout logging into
attu? (You’ll still need your password, but you can do this without opening a login shell on
findis a command that we will learn about more in this class that allows you to search through your file system. Suppose that we are in the
lecture1directory from the videos (i.e. we have a
dir2subdirectory). Without actually running the command, do you think we could run
find dir1 dir2(i.e. give it two directories are arguments)? Why or why not?