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 UWA week 16 (1st semester, week 7) ↓
SVG not supported 4:00pm Wed 20th Apr, Ryan B.

'Real' time - this is wall beginning-to-end time. https stackoverflow.com questions 556405 what-do-real-user-and-sys-mean-in-the-output-of-time1


SVG not supported 3:59pm Wed 20th Apr, Ryan B.

ANONYMOUS wrote Yep Nope - this is 60 milliseconds, which seems reasonable (it should also be pretty clear, as your code should run 'instantly' rather than being able to count to 20 before it stops...).


SVG not supported 6:43pm Tue 19th Apr, Ryan B.

ANONYMOUS wrote To answer the second question, first 2033 is quite small. For example, the Alice in Wonderland file we have been working with in the labs is almost 4000 lines, and all our scripts take very little time to complete. What I suspect you ...


SVG not supported 9:28pm Mon 18th Apr, Ryan B.

Hi Peter, It's a good question - is "bird's" a separate word to bird, i.e. if we refer to the "bird's lunch", is this just another instance of the word 'bird' in a possessive context? I would be treat anything ending with an "'s" as "a special case" a...


SVG not supported 2:24pm Mon 18th Apr, Ryan B.

Hi Peter, As we've discussed in the labs, there are multiple ways to 'skin the Unix cat', so it is entirely possible you have completed the assignment conditions without sed . The reason that I advocate (in this particular instance) for the use of ...


SVG not supported 10:55am Mon 18th Apr, Ryan B.

Hi Peter, This is good for students to know Thank you for notifying others of the situation. As an FYI, this is not a (your) Windows issue - it will be true for any of the operating systems students will be running. The reason is that the Gutenberg p...


SVG not supported 10:55am Mon 18th Apr, Ryan B.
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Hi Peter, This is good for students to know Thank you for notifying others of the situation. As an FYI, this is not a (your) Windows issue - it will be true for any of the operating systems students will be running. The reason is that the Gutenberg p...


 UWA week 15 (1st semester, non-teaching week) ↓
SVG not supported 10:53am Fri 15th Apr, Ryan B.

Hey Chuanhe As Michael has mentioned, when marking we will be eyeballing all solutions with respect to our own sample (rather than doing a automated check) - so you can have faith that in this instance, provided you get 'one' of the equal numbers, it...


SVG not supported 10:50am Fri 15th Apr, Ryan B.

ANONYMOUS wrote Hullo, This would probably make things easier for you (as I'm sure you've already run a simple text file and confirmed what uniq gives you for the results here). I'd encourage you to think about why one might be necessary, and the o...


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SVG not supported 1:22pm Thu 14th Apr, Ryan B.

Hi Justin, Awesome question. To answer the first part of your question - yes, it is dependent on which commands that you are using; it is also dependent on what you are operating on too. (I would also add that these days we would call ed -style patt...


SVG not supported 7:32pm Wed 13th Apr, Ryan B.

The main concern for case sensitivity in Q2 is that word rankings will change depending on if you are case sensitive or case insensitive (you can try this yourself and see what pops up). This is important when comparing your results to ours when we t...


SVG not supported 7:21pm Wed 13th Apr, Ryan B.

ANONYMOUS wrote Hullo, The reference to the 'directory' on the project page is a link to sample text files accessible in the browser. If you click on the textfiles (https teaching.csse.uwa.edu.au units CITS4407 assignments 2022 Ass1 text files ) li...


SVG not supported 9:56am Tue 12th Apr, Ryan B.

Hi Anon, (I am waiting on a clarification from Michael, but this is my current interpretation will may help get you thinking.) We have a number of text files in the directory, which will likely have common words between them (e.g. "and", "the", "of")....


SVG not supported 9:52am Tue 12th Apr, Ryan B.

Hi Anon ) If you right-click on the hyperlink you will see the 'Save Link As..' option (or something similar). This will prompt a save dialogue in which you can save to your local machine. Hope this helps Ryan (lab guy).


 UWA week 14 (1st semester, week 6) ↓
SVG not supported 6:24pm Tue 5th Apr, Ryan B.

Hi Ashley, I'm going to be "that teacher" and ask have you looked into what the differences are between the examples you have given (if any)? If there are differences between the two, it may very well matter However, it may also be contextual as to ...


 UWA week 12 (1st semester, week 4) ↓
SVG not supported 9:48am Fri 25th Mar, Ryan B.

Hi Peter, To look up in the man page, you can type man test in the terminal. is simply alternative syntax for test , whereas is actually reserved (new) syntax within bash (and other shells). The following articles describe som...


 UWA week 9 (1st semester, week 1) ↓
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11:42am Thu 3rd Mar, Ryan B.

Hi all, just testing the forum after some updates

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