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Linux Shell Scripting with Bash by Ken O. Burtch

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Introduction COSC 101

Most senior students who supervised introductory computer science labs at Brock University back when I was there kicked their feet up on the front desk with a calculus book cracked open and growled when their homework was interrupted by a question. As anyone will tell you, I never fit the mold of the typical student. In my first lab, I put together a short booklet covering all the questions I had when I took my first lab in COSC 101; namely what was that funny prompt drawn in flickering green on the ailing terminals and how the heck can you use it to give yourself a cool nickname like VAX Dude in the DEC VMS process?

I inadvertently left a pile of my booklets behind and the next day one of the other supervisors stomped up ...

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