Lookback After the Midterm

After taking the midterm, I realized that I had actually learned quite a lot about Unix and programming in Ubuntu. I was able to sort through lists of words and numbers using short simple commands that normally would take much more code in C or C++. I am growing to appreciate the simplicity of Unix and how easy it is to combine multiple commands such as grep and sed into one to accomplish the task more easily.

I also learned a couple things while taking the midterm because I was not aware that it was possible to find hidden files and exclude nonhidden files in a search. I found that extremely interesting and I look forward to learning more about specific file searching and modifying certain commands to be able to do several jobs in one line of code.

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