Fall '06

CSEE | 201 | 201 F'06 | lectures | news | help


  • Announcements
  • Items are posted in reverse chronological order (i.e., newest to oldest).

  • Project 4 Update
  • Project 4 was updated at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, to correct some typos. If you downloaded the project and .h file before this, you should get the latest versions.

  • Talk: Who Wrote This Document?
  • Dr. Charles Nicholas, the CSEE Department Chair, will give a talk in the Humanities Forum on using information retrieval techniques for authorship attribution problems. This talk is very relevant for our Project 3! The talk will be at 4pm on Wednesday, November 1, in the Library Gallery.

  • Linux Installfest
  • There will be a Linux Installfest on Saturday, September 16th in the ENG Atrium from 10 AM to 5 PM, at which the good geeks of UMBC's Linux Users Group will be available to put Linux on your PC. Linux can be installed on your machine in place of Windows, or along-side it. The following rules and suggestions ought to be kept in mind:

    Thanks very much, and we hope to see you there.

  • Your Quota
  • Keep an eye on your quota!! Each user is given a certain amount of disk space (100MB) on the GL network. If you exceed this disk space, we cannot send you email (i.e. project grades) and you can't create files (i.e. project files) To check your quota, at the linux prompt, type: linux3[16]% quota -v Volume Name Quota Used %Used Partition user.dforna1 75000 55198 74% 69% This will show how much disk space your are using. If the percentage used is approaching 100%, you need to clean up your account. This can be done by typing the following at the linux prompt: linux3[17]% oitcleaner This is the cleaner that we want Volume Name Quota Used %Used Partition user.dforna1 250000 55198 74% 69% **** Start Quota **** **** Start: Cleaning Internet Files **** find: /afs/ Data/Mozilla/Profiles: No such file or directory **** Done: Cleaning Internet Files **** **** Start: Cleaning Misc. Files **** find: No match. rm: remove `/afs/'? y rm: No match. rm: No match. rm: No match. rm: No match. **** Done: Cleaning Misc. Files **** **** Finding Large Files **** rm: remove `/afs/'? n rm: remove `/afs/'? y rm: remove `/afs/'? y **** Finished **** Volume Name Quota Used %Used Partition user.dforna1 250000 52913 71% 69% **** End Quota **** This script will clear out some unnecessary files in your account. It will also ask you if you want to delete any large files it finds. You must answer either y or n when it prompts you to remove. Make sure to remove any files named core.[followed by four digits].

    For more information about your quota, visit the following OIT Web site:

  • .emacs

  • EMACS -- when emacs (or xemacs) begins, it looks for and reads a file named .emacs in your home directory to obtain configuration information. Save the CS201 recommended version of the .emacs file (note the leading "dot") in your Unix home directory to get the following features:

    The .emacs file is publicly available in the directory


    To copy the file, 'cd' to your home directory and type the command

    cp /afs/ . Don't forget the dot (.) at the end... it means copy the file to the current directory.


    CSEE | 201 | 201 F'06 | lectures | news | help

    last modified on Wednesday, 08-Nov-2006 08:39:38 EST