1. Linux Quiz. If you finish early, download the Boson RH Certified Linux
Engineer Exam at http://www.boson.com/products/2379.htm
and save it in your home directory. (Ironically, this exam is an .EXE
file that needs to be run from Windows.)
Use grep to search for word patterns in files (grep pattern file1 file2) (grep -l string * )
Combine commands with $ ( ln -s $(locate '*.jpg') jpegfiles
Use Ctrl+Z to suspend a program and fg to return to it.
Head and tail commands (Jang, p.223)
Changing file and folder permissions with CHMOD (See Jang, p. 225)
Working in Vi text editor (see Jang, p. 229-231) i=insert mode,
StdIn and StdOut with pipe and redirection characters (See Jang,
Special Shell Characters (see Jang, p. 265) ~, ^C, ^D, wildcards,
3. Practical Application Exercises
Set up Ximian Evolution POP3 mail account
Capture Screen with GIMP
Make Linux floppy bootdisk. (See http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/bootdsk.html)
a) ls /lib/modules to determine kernel version
b) enter command type: mkbootdisk
--device /dev/fd0 x.x.x-x
x.x.x-x with the kernel info you got from step a)
Use KPPP to create Internet dialup profile for modem
Update RH Linux system files with Up2Date.
Packages it might be useful to update: Xinetd (stop denial of service
attacks), Printman (new printer manager, Foomatic, (printer drivers),
redhat-config-network/tui (new network interface).
Add Network Printer (time permitting)
Read/review Jang, Chapters 3, 18, 8
Pay particular attention to chapter 3. We'll reinstall RH Linux 9 in
class, next week.
Practice installing RH Linux 9 at home (if possible). Take notes and
report difficulties. (Feel free to email me, if you encounter
If possible, boot a RH Linux 9 computer under the KDE interface and
experiment with the KDE graphic applications and utilities.