- Observe the keyboard of your machine. Find out what the following keys
- the arrow keys: ←, ↑, → and ↓
Question: Why are there so many useless keys?
Question: Why are there duplicate copies of many keys?
- Ask your lab instructor to explain to you how to start using the linux
machine. In particular, find out about
- directory structure
- listing the files in your home directory
- Learn to change your password.
Question: Why is it important to keep a password for your account?
Question: There are many ways of guessing passwords. So how would you choose a password which is easy for you to remember and at the same time hard for anybody else to guess?
Question: Why is it important to
logout after you have finished using the computer?
- Learn how to use an editor(e.g.
pico). In particular, do the following:
- Create a new file called Ragging.txt
- Write an original essay of 3000 (± 50) words on ragging in IIT
- Use the spell-check program aspell or ispell to check and correct spelling errors. It doesn't matter if your spellings are American or British.
- Check and correct the punctuation. Make sure
every sentence begins with a capital letter.
- Save your essay in the file Ragging.txt
- Exit from the editor after saving the file
- Check the permissions on the file. Set the permissions so that
only you can read the file and write on it. Make sure that nobody
else can copy your file.
- Use the wc program to verify
that your essay is well within the specified bounds.
Question: What happens if you don't "save" the file?
Question: How do you make sure that none of your friends can
- read your file,
- tamper with your file in any way, or
- copy your file?
- Learn to use the mailer pine. In particular,
- compose a mail.
- Address it to your lab instructor
- Include a brief Subject
- Create a mailbody informing your lab instructor about the file
Ragging.txt you have created
- Sign your name and entry number at the end
- include Ragging.txt as an
- send the mail