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8:25pm Mon 30th May, ANONYMOUS

Hi Michael, Hope you are doing good ! Can you please upload sample papers to refer for the exams or can you please help with the exam pattern whether there would be programming questions or whether its all theory or a mix of both. Approximately how many questions can we expect and also, the guidelines example if its open book, can we browse through internet or not, if its programming can we try over shell. Whether its being monitored on teams or not. Can you please help with some of these questions. I understand you are busy marking the second assignment but a small help in this will help us start our studies for the final exam in the right direction ! Thanks a lot in advance !


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9:06pm Mon 30th May, Michael W.

Hi There is a longer discussion at Monday's lecture, but the short version is that the exam is 1 1/2 hrs, online (LMS) and open book (which means the internet, and especially the man pages). What is not okay is asking friends or copying things you find on the internet (though I have taken more care this time to ask things that are not readily found via Google searches). The test will be invigilated via MS-Teams, but this time it's being organised at the School level rather than by me. Content. Minimal theory. The first test focused on Bash and the collection of Shell tool. You will not be surprised to learn that the focus of Test2 is on Awk, Sed, regular expressions, and less on Bash and Shell tools (though don't disappear from the picture). Sample exam. Sorry, I'm struggling to put the final exam together very belatedly. However, I have placed the script for the first test on the Teams CITS2003 and CITS4407 sites. (I placed the Ass1 automarking scripts there the other day.) Beyond that, the labs are an excellent place to look for guidance. Good luck Cheers MichaelW


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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.


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11:20am Tue 31st May, ANONYMOUS

Hi Michael and Daniel, Thanks for the quick help. Could you also please help whether it would be short programs as asked in test1 or there could be programs to write functions as well ? Thanks a lot in advance :)


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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


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2:28pm Thu 2nd Jun, Michael W.

Hi, Functions are in the unit and I said everything apart from markdown, so yes, potentially. (I clearly cannot say whether any given thing is, or isn't, in the exam. That aside, a Bash function (which is what I assume you are referring to, is just like a small script, within a script, so you use $1, $2 ,etc, within the function, just like you do with scripts. Cheers MichaelW


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4:58pm Thu 2nd Jun, ANONYMOUS

Hello Michael Are we expected to do some error handling when writing our script answers. like if number of arguments doesn't match, exit 1 or exit 0, echo a message output to /dev/stderr and so on? or can we just focus on writing the script function?


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11:40am Fri 3rd Jun, Michael W.

Hi, This time round I've been much more explicit about whether I want, or rather don't want, antibugging. Obviously, this only applies to longer bits of code rather than single lines. Cheers MichaelW

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