UCI ICS 1C, Homework 1
Labs of 7-12 August 1996
By 12 August, you and all members of your team are expected to be
able to do all the things outlined below. We will do the formal
check-off late Wednesday and early Monday, 7 and 12 August.
The first thing to do is to read this entire assignment
before beginning work on any part of the parts given below.
Basic skills you will need on the Macintosh:
- World-Wide Web via Netscape
You should be able to handle (and understand) the nine picture-buttons
along the top of the Netscape window, as well as the following features
accessible through Netscape's menus.
- File: Concentrate on New Web Browser, Open Location, Save As;
- Edit: Find... and Find Again;
- View: everything;
- Go: everything;
- Bookmarks: everything, with special attention to building
your own collection of bookmarks.
You may wish to begin
with choices such as the following:
- Options: Concentrate on Show Toolbar, Show Location,
Show Directory Buttons, Auto Load Images;
- Window: You need to use the Bookmarks window to
manipulate your own collection of bookmarks:
- Organize your bookmarks in folders which you create.
- Move bookmarks between folders,
- Give bookmarks and bookmark folders reasonable,
- Save your bookmark collection in a file on your floppy
disk and use Netscape to view the contents of that file.
- Import bookmarks and delete unwanted ones.
- Help: Handbook is worth exploring a bit.
The most important things here are
NOTE: You must position the mouse inside
type-in windows such as
Open Location and Find. You can click the mouse
or use the arrows to reposition the cursor within the window,
but (beware) the Macintosh delete
key deletes to the left of where the cursor is within
the window. So to edit strings in type-in windows, one typically
must use a button click or arrow keys to position the cursor
to the left of where the insertion is to be made or to the
right of a desired deletion.)
- to become familiar with the various options,
- to start building your own personal bookmark list, and
- to be able to use the Open Location fluently.
- Preserving and Restoring your Netscape Bookmarks
- Save your bookmarks to a file on a floppy disk and then
use Netscape to view that file.
Next, remove all
bookmarks from the currently running copy of Netscape,
exit Netscape, restart it, and import your bookmarks from
the file in which you saved them on your floppy disk.
You should know how to transfer files both ways between the Macintosh
and your account on ea.oac.uci.edu or orion.oac.uci.edu
You should be familiar with choosing the
directory for the source and destination files in both places.
- Open Connection to ea.oac.uci.edu or
- Get File (in Text mode) to move files from ea.oac.uci.edu or
to the Macintosh.
- Put File (in Text mode) to move files from the Macintosh
to ea.oac.uci.edu or orion.oac.uci.edu.
- Close Connection
- NCSA Telnet
- You should be able to connect and login to ea.oac.uci.edu or
- Editing Text Files
- For this class,
Simple Text is the basic text editor on the Macintosh.
Basic skills you will need on ea.oac.uci.edu or orion.oac.uci.edu:
- E-mail with
(Here's where you know you need to work with your fellow team
send new e-mail messages.
refile ("Save") e-mail messages you receive.
- Export an e-mail message you receive to the file system
(i.e., copy it to a file on ea.oac.uci.edu or
- Include into an e-mail message you send the contents of a file
read in from the file system (i.e., a file on ea.oac.uci.edu
using Pine's "Read File" function.
- Create and update an e-mail
address book of the names an e-mail addresses of those with whom
you are likely to correspond (e.g., members of your ICS 1C team).
- File and directory operations:
- ls (list a directory),
- mv (move/rename a file or directory)
- cp (copy a file)
- rm (remove/delete a file)
- create and edit -- pico
is the recommended editor for class use on ea.oac.uci.edu or
Current as of 12 September 1996,