UMBC CMSC 201 Spring '04 CSEE | 201 | 201 S'04 | lectures | news | help


  • Announcements
  • New Policy Regarding Lateness to Labs
  • Arriving late to lab is disruptive to both the TA and the other students in the class. Due to this, there is a new late lab policy. If you will arrive more than 20 minutes late to your lab, there is no reason to go at all and you will receive a 0 for that lab. You should make up the work on your own time, but will receive no credit for it. If you have a valid medical reason for being late, arrangements can be made with your instructor to do a make-up lab.

  • Linux Users Group (LUG) Installfest
  • The LUG is having it's annual installfest. If you want to install Linux on your own computer, this is the time and place to do it! Where: ECS Atrium (right behind Lecture Hall V) When: Sunday, February 8th, 1pm-6pm What to bring: computer, monitor, keyboard/mouse. We'll be ordering pizza around 3pm, so bring a few bucks if that sounds appealing. Please note: the last installs will begin at 5pm!

  • Your Quota
  • 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) and you can't create files (i.e. project files) 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:

  • .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 the CS201 recommended version of the .emacs file (note the leading "dot") in your Unix home directory to get the following features:

    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.


    CSEE | 201 | 201 S'04 | lectures | news | help

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