UMBC CMSC 201 Spring '03 CSEE | 201 | 201 S'03 | lectures | news | help


  • Announcements
  • 02/11/2003
    Keep an eye on your quota!! Each user is given a certain amount of disk space (25MB) on the GL network. If you exceed this disk space, we cannot send you email (i.e. project grades)!! To check your quota, at the linux prompt, type: linux3[16]% quota -v Volume Name Quota Used %Used Partition user.dforna1 75000 55198 74% 69% This will show how much disk space your are using. If the percentage used is approaching 100%, you need to clean up your account. This can be done by typing the following at the linux prompt: linux3[17]% oitcleaner This is the cleaner that we want Volume Name Quota Used %Used Partition user.dforna1 75000 55198 74% 69% **** Start Quota **** **** Start: Cleaning Internet Files **** find: /afs/ Data/Mozilla/Profiles: No such file or directory **** Done: Cleaning Internet Files **** **** Start: Cleaning Misc. Files **** find: No match. rm: remove `/afs/'? y rm: No match. rm: No match. rm: No match. rm: No match. **** Done: Cleaning Misc. Files **** **** Finding Large Files **** rm: remove `/afs/'? n rm: remove `/afs/'? y rm: remove `/afs/'? y **** Finished **** Volume Name Quota Used %Used Partition user.dforna1 75000 52913 71% 69% **** End Quota **** This script will clear out some unnecessary files in your account. It will also ask you if you want to delete any large files it finds. You must answer either y or n when it prompts you to remove. Make sure to remove any files named core.

    For more information about your quota, visit the following OIT Web site:

  • The Linux User's Group (LUG) has announced dates for some activities this semester. If you'd like more information, please see the LUG Web site. Wednesday, 5 Feb Main Street on the Commons, 11am-2pm Student Involvement Fest Swing by the Linux Users Group table in between classes, chat for a bit, and help to spread the word about Linux on campus. We'll have a laptop playing a DVD, Linux CDs, and flyers for the upcoming installfest. Sunday, 9 Feb ECS 333, 1pm Linux Installfest! Whether it's for a class you're taking or just simple curiosity, bring your machine and we'll help put the Linux distribution of your choice on it. Bring your machine, monitor, keyboard/mouse, cables (including power), and some fortitude to help you climb the learning curve, and we'll guide you through the install process. For more details, follow the link below: LUG Installfest information

  • .emacs
    EMACS -- when emacs (or xemacs) begins, it looks for and reads a file named .emacs in your home directory to obtain configuration information. Save this .emacs file (note the leading "dot") in your Unix home directory to get the following features:
    • Automtic formatting in accordance with the CS201 coding style standard
    • A working backspace key. Backspace will now delete to the left of the cursor instead of invoking "help". It also remaps CTL-X? to be the new "help" key.

    The .emacs file is publicly available in the directory


    To copy the file, 'cd' to your home directory and type the command

    cp /afs/ . Don't forget the dot (.) at the end... it means copy the file to the current directory.


  • Newsgroups
  • There is a newsgroup for this course, which provides a open forum in which anyone can post messages of interest to the CMSC 201 community. You should learn how to read news and subscribe to the newsgroup umbc.course.csee201 While you are at it, subscribe to the umbc.csee newsgroup which carries announcements of the CSEE Department, information about the department, and computer and information technology in general. When you subscribe to these groups, spend some time looking through the titles of other newsgroups. I'm sure there are other groups that you may find interesting.

    There are several newsreaders available on gl. The most commonly used are: rn, trn, xrn, pine and Netscape. Since rn, trn, and xrn were designed specifically to read news, you will find that they are more powerful than either pine or Netscape for reading and posting. Investigate some of these newsreaders so that you can choose the newsreader you prefer.

    CSEE | 201 | 201 S'03 | lectures | news | help

    last modified on Tuesday, 11-Feb-2003 10:11:43 EST