Question 1: The Linux Manifesto
Google “Linux Documentation Project Manifesto” and for this question, summarize the
manifesto in two to four sentences.
Question 2: Software Engineering and the command-line
For this question, you will need to make a screen shot or use your phone to take a picture
of your computer screen. This single photo/screen-shot needs to prove that you answered
the following questions. You will submit this picture as your answer to this question:
A. The command-line prompt must show your user first and last name. You will need
to change your prompt by using either the SET PROMPT command or the
SET PS1 command (it depends on your shell).
B. In lecture 3 week 2 slide 54, we saw how developers working on a software
project create a special directory structure that supports their programming efforts.
Create the following directory structure within your home directory (each row is a
directory name and the indentation implies that it is a subdirectory – for example
COMP206 is a subdirectory of Projects, and ass1 is a subdirectory of COMP206):
And place the screen-shot and solution document you will create to answer the
questions of this assignment in the source directory. The other directories can be
WHAT TO HAND IN
Everything must be submitted to My Courses before the due date. Remember that you
can hand in your assignment up to two days late but there will be a penalty of 5% each
day. After that, your assignment will not be accepted. Please hand in the following:
• For question 1: A text, word or PDF file named A1Q1 with the answer.
• For question 2: A JPG or PNG file named A1Q2 with the answer.
HOW IT WILL BE GRADED
The assignment is worth a total of 20 points.
• QUESTION 1: is worth 10 points
• The points will be awarded proportionally.
• The full 10 points will be assigned to a 2 – 4 sentence summary that fully
captures the meaning of the manifesto.
• Incomplete answers or answers using more than 4 sentences or answers that
have sentences that are extremely long will loose points.
• QUESTION 2: is worth 10 points.
o The points will be awarded proportionally.
o 5 points for the correct directory structure
o 3 points for having the A1Q1 and A1Q2 files placed properly in the source
o 2 points for a good screen-shop/picture that proves you did question 2
The following rules are followed by the TA when grading assignments:
• A program must run in order to get a grade (even if it does not run well). If it
does not run (does not compile) it will receive a zero. (Make sure to run your
programs from Trottier – they sometimes do not run the same from home when
logging in using putty.)
• The TA will grade using the linux.cs.mcgill.ca server.
• All questions are graded proportionally (assuming the program runs at all). This
means that if 40% of the question is correct, you will receive 40% of the grade.