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 UWA week 23 (1st semester, 1st exam week) ↓
SVG not supported 7:34am Mon 6th Jun, Daniel S.

I'll leave it up to Michael whether he wants to release the exact tests, but I will tell you roughly which will be useful enough for exam prep. It's pretty much exactly what was asked on the assignment page - create a profile (several tests for this ...

 UWA week 22 (1st semester, study break) ↓
SVG not supported 2:57pm Fri 3rd Jun, Daniel S.

I'm aiming to complete my portion of the marking by the middle of next week, but that's all I can tell you

SVG not supported 5:15pm Thu 2nd Jun, Daniel S.

Looks like 4407 is borked. I've uploaded the zip here instead https units CITS4407 assignments 2022 Ass2 test texts

SVG not supported 12:59pm Thu 2nd Jun, Daniel S.

Hi all, I'm midway through marking assignment 2. While most submissions have been very good, there are a few that run poorly or not at all. If you receive a mark that you do not agree with ("it works fine on my machine "), please do the following befor...

SVG not supported 12:39pm Thu 2nd Jun, Daniel S.

My question will be short answer and a few brief one line commands. I don't know if Michael expects you to write functions

SVG not supported 10:12am Tue 31st May, Daniel S.

Whoops. Sorry about the tardiness of this feedback, everyone. Hopefully it's of some use to you in future computing courses.

SVG not supported 10:11am Tue 31st May, Daniel S.

There will also be a question on git As I have mentioned, it will be looking at a single-user approach to git. You should understand basic git commands and file staging, but you don't need to worry about complicated stuff like merges and conflicts. ...

 UWA week 21 (1st semester, week 12) ↓
SVG not supported 4:00pm Thu 26th May, Daniel S.

I know you're all keen for some Project 1 feedback before Project 2 is due, so here are some tips from me, based on common mistakes that I saw while marking - Test to make sure your code it do all the examples shown in the project page. - Test your co...

SVG not supported 12:07pm Mon 23rd May, Daniel S.

As per title, lab 11 solutions are now online. As I mentioned during the labs, be remember that Makefiles require tabs for indenting This means you have to use the tab key to indent I've configured vim in our Docker image to use tabs as normal in Ma...

 UWA week 20 (1st semester, week 11) ↓
SVG not supported 9:18am Mon 16th May, Daniel S.

When you submit your assignment, you are submitting a zipped folder. The files inside the folder retain all the permissions they had before you zipped it - so if your scripts are already executable you won't need to chmod them again

 UWA week 19 (1st semester, week 10) ↓
SVG not supported 4:35pm Fri 13th May, Daniel S.

It's a hint, it's not the only way to approach the assignment. The token approach means you can gradually add logic to your program and easily see where things are going wrong, which is particularly helpful if you don't know how to approach the assig...

SVG not supported 4:41pm Thu 12th May, Daniel S.

As Michael has said, both sed and awk go one line at a time through a file. So sed -e (something) -e (something else) is one pass through a file, but sed -e (something; sed -e (something else) is two passes.

SVG not supported 4:38pm Thu 12th May, Daniel S.

To understand Michael's approach, please go back and look at his word counter code from the lectures. His tips on solving this assignment are very similar to how he has made his word counter. - "a sequence of things you want to keep" Michael is sugge...

 UWA week 18 (1st semester, week 9) ↓
SVG not supported 3:40pm Tue 3rd May, Daniel S.

Labs are currently still online. Only the Thursday 4pm lab has been cancelled.

SVG not supported 3:39pm Tue 3rd May, Daniel S.

Lab 6 solutions are up. Lab 8 is this week's lab, so the solutions will be released next monday

 UWA week 17 (1st semester, week 8) ↓
SVG not supported 2:56pm Thu 28th Apr, Daniel S.

I have just added python to the Docker image, so you can now run the python helper script inside a container if you wish. To update your docker image, please run the following command (outside of a Docker container) docker pull nebuzaradan cits4407 v0...

SVG not supported 2:54pm Thu 28th Apr, Daniel S.

Follow up question, from my lab today this is particularly pertinent for characters like (note that this is different to the regular single quote ' that is present on your keyboard)

SVG not supported 1:05pm Mon 25th Apr, Daniel S.

If the words have equal ranks, any of them are equally acceptable

 UWA week 16 (1st semester, week 7) ↓
SVG not supported 8:26am Tue 19th Apr, Daniel S.

Long runtimes may cause you to lose marks for style maintainability, because it indicates that you have inefficiencies in your code (such as many nested loops). Bash isn't super efficient anyway, so if it takes a few seconds to execute (especially on ...

SVG not supported 8:20am Tue 19th Apr, Daniel S.

Hi Terra, Lab 5 solutions are now online

 UWA week 12 (1st semester, week 4) ↓
SVG not supported 10:06am Mon 21st Mar, Daniel S.

Following the survey result, I've released solutions for labs 1 and 2 at https units CITS4407 labs.html I have also released lab 5 for keen beans who want to work ahead

 UWA week 11 (1st semester, week 3) ↓
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tr -c  (both)
12:30pm Fri 18th Mar, Daniel S.

' A-Za-z ' will match any upper or lower case character. If you understand tr -c then you will know what characters we are trying to replace. 0 indicates that we are typing an octal value. In this case, we are putting in octal value 12. To know what ...

 UWA week 9 (1st semester, week 1) ↓
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Test  (both)
11:46am Thu 3rd Mar, Daniel S.

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