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    Noah
    @eeue56
    Guess
    Noah
    @eeue56
    I'll give you a hint, it's easier than you probably think
    ajaykumar10
    @ajaykumar10
    got it, cheers :)
    plus, you gotta improve your hiniting abilities
    Noah
    @eeue56
    You earn better hints by guessing incorrectly 3 times
    :P
    ajaykumar10
    @ajaykumar10
    aah of course, so obvious! :D
    BenRbtz
    @BenRbtz
    Just to make sure before I send in my script. Why would we provide a readme.txt on upload? As one will be generated with the execution of the script? Does the readme.txt reflect on the first script or the second script that is generated?
    ajaykumar10
    @ajaykumar10
    and just to clear things up, what exactly do we submit?
    BenRbtz
    @BenRbtz
    it says on the lab slides to submit README.txt, bash script and any additional files that the script depends on to work
    ajaykumar10
    @ajaykumar10
    aah, ok
    cheers
    Dan Prince
    @danprince
    You need to provide a README which explains what your script does and how we can use it
    This isn't the same as the one that gets generated
    We're going to run everyone's script on our machines, so make sure you submit everything that we'll need for it to run.
    GeorgeKouk
    @GeorgeKouk
    I was just wondering, when will the class test take place?
    Noah
    @eeue56
    Next Tuesday
    GeorgeKouk
    @GeorgeKouk
    ok :)
    GeorgeKouk
    @GeorgeKouk
    On lab 1, Unix 2, Slide 9 you say there are for main modes for vim, but show 3 (just saying :) )
    And for the first lecture (UNIX history) do you want us to remember the dates? (since there isn't much else to learn)
    Dan Prince
    @danprince
    Good catch. Not sure how that typo made it past the lecture. There are actually more than 3 modes, but only 3 main ones. We'll make sure there are no class test questions that rely on this though.
    You won't be expected to remember dates, but knowing a little about each of the distributions is useful, as well as the difference between FreeBSD and Linux
    GeorgeKouk
    @GeorgeKouk
    ok thanks!
    BenRbtz
    @BenRbtz
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    deliriou
    @deliriou
    Will you be testing the assignments on terminal only, or are you planning on using xWindows? (i'm planning on using an image in the assignment)
    Noah
    @eeue56
    Terminal only was the original plan
    deliriou
    @deliriou
    Ok, thankyou
    Noah
    @eeue56
    Look into converting images into ASCII :)
    There are many programs that will do it for you and there's many cool examples
    The most famous being an ASCII rendition of star wars, though I don't remember if that was done manually or not
    deliriou
    @deliriou
    alright, ok. Thankyou
    Dan Prince
    @danprince
    For anyone that's interested, if you ssh into a Linux box, or install telnet on windows then you can run telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl to watch Star Wars in ASCII
    conwy
    @conwy
    Hi. For the assignment, if we have a setup script made of quite a few functions, would you prefer us to make the functions into separate bash scripts?
    Dan Prince
    @danprince
    Only if the functions are very large
    >30 lines
    conwy
    @conwy
    Thanks
    ReeceAH
    @ReeceAH
    Is there a solution somewhere for that Julian Asange random thing?
    Dan Prince
    @danprince
    We haven't released one, but I'm sure someone in here could share their solution with you?
    Noah
    @eeue56
    @conwy - Follow your intuition. It should almost never be a case of a single function per file. Group related functions and functionality.
    ReeceAH
    @ReeceAH
    Okay then, well if anyone sees this then could they share the script of randomising names, my username is eeu49f (for my email just in case I'm not on here)
    deliriou
    @deliriou
    random question, is it possible to change the font size within the unix prompt?
    Noah
    @eeue56
    Yup
    Which terminal emulator are you using?
    Noah
    @eeue56
    If you want to set it everywhere, including on other TTYs, then look at the setfont command - http://linux.die.net/man/8/setfont
    scottyblizz
    @scottyblizz
    hey, can you make it so we can re-submit the assignment on blackboard? I submitted an older version :\ lol
    Dan Prince
    @danprince
    Just updated on Blackboard
    rfrenchBangor
    @rfrenchBangor
    @danprince helloo, do you know roughly when we will get our marks back for lab 6?
    Dan Prince
    @danprince
    Hopefully it will be by the end of tomorrow
    Liam should let you know in the lecture tomorrow