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Configuring Ubuntu 12.04

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All of the materials in this course have been developed and tested on the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system. This document has instructions for modifying the base installation for use with this course.

Configuration changes are cumulative, starting with a default Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pandolin) install and the first unit in the course and proceeding in order through the units.

Getting Down with the Unix CLI

From an account with administration privileges, run the following command from a terminal:

    sudo aptitude install vim tree

This will install the full command-line version of Vim (only the vim-tiny package is installed by default) and the tree program. The full vim is required to enable color syntax highlighting and other configuration options. The tree program displays a tree structure view of the file system in a terminal.