The following exercises can (and should) be done on NT and UNIX
- Log into the system, look at all windows on the screen and try to
find out their purpose.
Only on UNIX: log into your neighbour's machine (from your screen!)
Log out again (on all machines!).
- Find and start the following applications:
- simple editor,
and try to find out how to use them.
- Open up 4 (arbitrary) windows and arrange them on the screen in a
rectangular 2x2 pattern.
Rearrange them to a rectangular 1x4 pattern.
Maximize all 4 windows, so that they hide each other.
Switch between the windows without ending the applications.
- Use the file manager/explorer to:
- create a directory mydir in your home directory
- copy some files and directories from the system area into mydir
- rename some of the files, creating a.dat, b.dat, c.dat
- using these files create the following structure:
- Open a shell resp. DOS window.
Change to the top level directory (C:\ resp. /)
and create a list of its content and of the first level of
List all files with the extension ini in C:\Winnt
resp. all starting with lib, ending with .sl in
Find the file win.ini resp. passwd. Look at its
content, scrolling through the pages. Can you guess its purpose
- Write a script that takes 2 arguments PATH1 and PATH2
and copies the directory PATH1 and all its subdirectories to
Peter Junglas 8.3.2000