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Per the LQ Rules, please do not post homework assignments verbatim. We're happy to assist if you have specific questions or have hit a stumbling point, however. Let us know what you've already tried and what references you have used (including class notes, books, and Google searches) and we'll do our best to help. Also, keep in mind that your instructor might also be an LQ member.
The above is our standard response to homework questions. Please know that we ARE ready and willing to help. One thing we need is to understand what the starting point is. In this case, what exactly have you studied in class, and what reference books are you using? Are you familiar with (e.g.):
basic commands to create directories and switch between them?
basic commands to create files and write data to them?
wildcards (AKA shell expansion)?
Thanks for the information/instructions mentioned above. I am certainly willing to learn. I dont think that I have enough information to make this happen.
If you Google for "bash scripting tutorial", you'll find lots of samples. Also, read the man pages for different commands, as they'll give you ideas on what they can do. You don't say how you want to "identify" the information, but if I was you, I'd read the man pages on "ls", "grep" and "sed" (although sed can get complex...).
Also, when you post, please notice the sticky posts and info on the screens, giving some good advice on how to ask questions. URGENT is more likely to get folks to tell you off, since we volunteer our time to answer questions, than it is to get you a quick answer. Also, if you need script help, you'll get a hand UP, but you won't get a hand OUT...post what you write, and say where you're having problems....
I think you misunderstood my comment I didnt say I was dropping the class i am willing to see it through and try, however to my almost absent to limited knowledge of this particular OS... I am really struggling but like I said I will have to take my time and see what happens. Even though I only have 2 more weeks till the class ends and I fail.
Thanks for the feedback and "go to" place to address this problem.... And being that I am learning I dont feel so bad at all so you know about ppl bashing me. Its all good now I know I wont ask a stupid question in the midst of smart men. LOL...
One of the first things you need to learn of linux in general is that information is not that difficult to understand or implement. The challenge is finding the information. Any general problem you have such a writing a script is a very common problem and so there is loads of information about these things. Just follow these steps:
1. Do a search on this site (LQ) for similar threads that may contain the information you need.
2. Do a google search for the same.
3. If there are things in the information you obtain that you don't understand, post your questions here.
4. Above all, have fun and learn. Knowledge is power (in the good sense).