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Old 03-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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This assignment supports the following course outcomes:

 Execute Linux commands.
 Use command-line editing to create, view, edit, and manipulate files.
 Manage processes using system administration utilities.
 Evaluate how knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in this course apply to your chosen career.

Assignment Overview
This assignment is a case project that will enable you to put to work what you have learned in this course to apply Linux solutions to specific issues. For this assignment, place yourself in the shoes of a newly hired computer support specialist.

Outdoor Adventures is working to make its Linux computing environment more productive through the use of new applications. As part of this effort, you have been assigned several tasks. The tasks are as follows:
1. Set up a directory structure
2. Set up file security
3. Create a customer file
4. Create a guide to common Linux commands
5. Create a summary guide explaining how the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned in this course apply to your chosen career.

See the “Deliverables” section below for more specific details on these requirements.

Company Background
A company, Outdoor Adventures, manufactures backpacks sold in sporting goods, mountaineering, and outdoor equipment stores. Their entire environment is Linux-based – including both workstations and servers. You are a newly hired computer specialist at Outdoor Adventures, and you have been given several tasks to complete as part of your new position. Although most users in the company use the command line interface, you are free to use either the CLI or the GUI to complete your required tasks.


Deliverables
Upon completion of this case project, you will submit a *single* Word document that contains written instructions/explanations with accompanying screen shots.

1. Create a directory structure for a new accountant that is organized to house the following items (Note: You only need to create the directory structure for this deliverable. It is not necessary to create programs or any of the items that the new accountant will house in these directories):
 The program files for the accounting system
 Data files for accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger
 Business reports
 Rich text files

Write a summary that explains the design. Provide screen shots of your completed directory structure.

2. Set up file security so that only the accountant and the company owners can access the file system previously created. Create a written document with step-by-step instructions for the employee that describes how to create additional subdirectories they may need and how to configure the appropriate security. Include in your document the general steps for removing an unused directory. Provide screen shots of the commands used to setup file security.


3. Create a customer file (a plain text document) that contains several customers’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, and type of backpack purchased (use fictional data). Use any Linux editor of your choice to create the file. Include a screen shot showing the contents of the file you created.

4. Create a guide for Outdoor Adventures employees that demonstrates and describes the use of various Linux commands. For this guide, you will collect a screen shot showing an example of each of the following commands being used. Also include a short written summary with each screen shot that describes the command (in your own words) and how it is used. Also identify any of the common switches used with each command.
• ls
• pwd
• mkdir
• touch
• rm
• who
• ps
• man
• cat
• grep
• su

5. Create a summary document describing how the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned in this will apply to your chosen career. For example, how would knowledge of command line tools help you automate common system tasks regardless of operating system platform?
 
Old 03-09-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hi,

welcome to LQ. Is there any particular reason you just dumped an assignment on the forum?

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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i cant do it so if you can help me out
 
Old 03-09-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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Perhaps the OP is wondering why a Linux project requires an output as a *single* Word document?
 
Old 03-09-2014, 08:56 PM   #5
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well i dont know so if you can help me out with the project. Thank you
 
Old 03-09-2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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Hi,
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i cant do it so if you can help me out
Sure. You should start by reviewing the notes/lectures/reading material you were assigned.

Cheers,

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:58 PM   #7
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Perhaps the OP is wondering why a Linux project requires an output as a *single* Word document?
Indeed, that is an interesting question, and one for which I do not have a sensible answer.

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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i did but still dont get it. really need help so if you can help me i will appreciate it.Thank you
 
Old 03-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #9
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ok thank you
 
Old 03-09-2014, 09:01 PM   #10
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Hi,

ok, well to do part 1., you should learn about the commands cd, ls, mkdir and probably pwd. There are plenty of tutorials on this sort of stuff.

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Old 03-09-2014, 09:23 PM   #11
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This is not a place for getting help for school assignments. But if you want to you can start here

http://linuxcommand.org/

https://www.google.com/#q=learning+linux
 
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:28 PM   #12
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Hi,
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This is not a place for getting help for school assignments. But if you want to you can start here

http://linuxcommand.org/
Just had a quick peek: looks like quite a good site for a newbie, and a useful starting place for the OP.

Cheers,

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Old 03-09-2014, 09:34 PM   #13
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If I were you. I would download an FEDORA 20 ISO in a USB flash drive and run it on your computer. That way you can run all the commands on the terminal. Touch commands creates a file, mkdir creates a directory. rm command removes the file. also, if you want to edit files, you would use VI which is very easy to learn. I would get a DUMMIES FOR LINUX book from barnes and noble. and start learning every little detail about linux. The best thing about Linux is it is FREE and you can do anything with LINUX.
 
Old 03-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #14
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Hi,

it is actually ok to ask for help with homework here, but you need to demonstrate that you have made a significant effort and done some work. Then ask *specific* questions. For example if you get stuck on a particular step or are looking for clarification on some particular point.

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Old 03-09-2014, 09:42 PM   #15
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i did but still dont get it. really need help so if you can help me i will appreciate it.Thank you
You know, if you could be just slightly more specific about what it is that you "don't get", you could get plenty of assistance from people in this forum. Assuming you want help with understanding the topic, that is, and not help with getting a passing grade without doing any actual work.

Have you installed or used Linux at all? Do you understand what the assignment is asking you to do?

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