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1 Computer Files Stored on disks, CDs, tapes, in memory. Types of files: plain text, formatted (.doc.xls etc…), binary (executable). A disk has a directory.

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1 1 Computer Files Stored on disks, CDs, tapes, in memory. Types of files: plain text, formatted (.doc.xls etc…), binary (executable). A disk has a directory structure. Top level (root) directory, with –Files in it –Subdirectories in it.

2 2 UNIX File Commands ls -- list files. cd -- change directory. mkdir -- make new directory. rmdir -- delete directory. mv -- move a file. cp -- copy a file. rm -- remove (delete) a file.

3 3 Using Telnet A protocol (set of rules) Connects your machine to another. Can be used to log in to a machine. Uses TCP to correct errors

4 4 Uses of Telnet Logging in to remote machines Can connect to other services, but the logins won’t always work. –Web servers -- 80 GET /index.html –ftp servers -- 21 –Echo servers -- 12345

5 5 Intro to File Transfers Name – ftp (File Transfer Protocol) Also lets you connect to machines –Client-Server architecture The command is called ftp –ftp “listens” on port 21, Lets you transfer/download/upload files like –MP3’s, pictures, letters, programs…

6 6 Transfer Modes There are two transfer modes – text and binary. –Text is for files like funfile. –Binary is for files like music, pictures, Word documents, computer programs. Not using binary can cause subtle errors, such as 1out of 40 pictures not working.

7 7 Data Transfers In text mode, files may be altered to work with the recipient machine. Binary files are not altered at all. Typing bin changes to binary mode. Typing asc changes to text mode.

8 8 Using ftp 1 The command to use ftp is -- ftp You can type the host (server) name in the command prompt, or at the ftp> prompt. Some sites are anonymous, no login required and give you limited access. Some sites require a login and password.

9 9 Ftp Commands Get to move a file to your computer. Put to move a file from your computer. You are in a certain directory location on both machines. You can use cd and lcd (local change dir) to move around in the directory tree. You can use ls to see the contents of the remote directory. ! does a local command.

10 10 Ftp Commands 2 ls -- list files in the remote directory. cd -- change remote directory. cdup -- remote directory up one level. lcd -- change local directory. ? Or help -- list helpful keywords. close or quit -- disconnect from the server.

11 11 Getting files recv get mget get and recv do the same thing.

12 12 Sending Files send put mput send and put do the same thing.

13 13 Ftp speed Depends on –Your connection speed. –Server connection speed. –Your computer’s load. –The server load. –General Internet traffic. –Restraints your ISP puts on you.

14 14 Other ways to transfer Kermit, z-modem, x-modem – these only send one way. Other ftp programs within your computer. Downloading files within a web browser. Using special terminal/communications programs with special file transfer code. Example: Wsftp on WAM NT machines.

15 15 Anonymous ftp Some sites don’t require logins –Similar to downloading from a website without logging in. Login as anonymous Send email address as password You may not get access to everything. Example: ftp

16 16 Anonymous ftp Anonymous logins not available always. You cannot always write files to the server. However, there may be an “incoming” or “uploads” directory where you can post files.

17 17 Victor Online card catalog Type telnet victor No login needed Type pac (public access catalog) Choose terminal type –vt100 usually works //exit hangs up

18 18 Databases on Victor USM campus catalogs Other libraries in MD. Out-of-state libraries. Periodicals index Other kinds of databases. 2 = USM catalogs 59 = UMCP catalogs

19 19 Some types of searches Name search -- search for an author or editor or books on an author. Word search -- search for strings of words such as in a title. Subject Word -- search for keywords only.

20 20 Victor Searches Browse -- try to match similar keywords, numbers or series names. –Title search tries to match a title if it can. –Series search is used for journals or series of technical books. (eg. Lecture notes in mathematics.) –Call number search is used if you know the approximate call number. (eg. Qa403)

21 21 Newsgroups rn – To start newsreader at % prompt –Other readers: trn tin nn readnews –Google groups for WWW access. May ask if you want to subscribe. –Type N generally –Type y if you want to subscribe then enter when the [$^.Lq] option comes up. Two levels: group and article selection.

22 22 Newsgroup Selection Ask if you want to read a group [ynq] –Y or space means read, n no/next, q quit rn. Type g groupname to start reading a group. –Eg. g alt.test u means unsubscribe a group. ! – execute shell command. / search for group containing this pattern.

23 23 Article Selection Level 1 space – read next article q – quit this group. ^N – scan for next article with same title. n – read next article. p – read previous article.

24 24 Article Selection Level 2 / /h – scan for pattern in header. / /a – scan for pattern in article. F or f – send a reply post. R or r – reply to poster in email. s file – save this article to a file. –Hit enter when asked about mailbox format. –It will be saved to your News directory.

25 25 Pnews 1 Pnews – post an article to a newsgroup. Asks for newsgroup(s): List them. –Eg. alt.test Distribution –Choose any, (UM is good for alt.test) Title/Subject: Enter the subject. Are you sure? Y

26 26 Pnews 2 Prepared file to include? –Useful if you pre-write using a good editor. Editor: hit enter (should start pico). Write the message and hit ^X when done. Options – Send, Abort, Edit, List –Choose s for send if you’re happy with the post.

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