ICS 111, Introduction to Computer Science
Lab 1 - UNIX basics -
September 2


This lab will help the student by:



Note:  The login / password that you signed up for is for using the computers in the lab.  This user name / password is only for gaining access to the lab computers, and has nothing to do with logging into UH UNIX.  Also, be careful and make sure that you logout from the computers when you leave the lab or other persons may see your stuff or use your account to do "bad" things.

To receive credit for this lab assignment, you must be finished by Tuesday, September 2, at 11:59 p.m.  After this time you will not receive any credit.  Future lab assignments will be due by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the lab assignment.

1.  Login to UNIX (Secure Shell in Windows)
    - If you're at home, a good program to use to connect to UNIX is Putty (click here to download).  The putty program is executable and doesn't need to be installed.
    - Host name is:  uhunix2.its.hawaii.edu
    - Your user name is the first part of your UH e-mail address.  If your UH email address is 'frank@hawaii.edu', your user name would be 'frank'.  Your password is the same as your e-mail password.

2.  Create a file using Pico (Getting Started with Pico)

The file should contain:

3.  Get into Pine (Getting Started with Pine, PDF)

4.  Attach the file to an e-mail (See pages 11-12 in Getting Started with Pine, PDF)

- control <J>, then control <T> allows you to browse and pick the file that you wish to attach

5.  Send the file to ics111-lab@hawaii.edu account.

6.  Check the webpage to make sure that the e-mail arrived.  Note that this will be sent to the ICS 111 lab address (ics111-lab@hawaii.edu).  This one is different from the ics111-homework@hawaii.edu.  There are two different ones so we can have homework assignments and lab assignments separate.

Here are the URLs:

7. Once I (TA) get the e-mail in my account AND I can verify it on the web, you will receive your lab participation point.  For grading policies on your lab, click here...


* Some may argue that it is easier to do this from WebMail. If you e-mail your homework from webmail, it means that you're not positive that it runs / works properly in UNIX.  This could result in point deduction if your stuff doesn't work properly.