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==To and from the airport==
 
  
Buses will be provided to and from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL), and depending on numbers, also to and from Avalon airport (AVV) on Sunday 31st January and Saturday 6th February.  
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== Prerequisites ==
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This is a tutorial, and has hands-on exercises for you to do to help understand the material presented.
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Please make sure that:
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* You can use a text editor (vi emacs nano gedit — I don't care)
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* You have a laptop with plenty of charge.  There will be some power available; I don't know how much.
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* You can get access to a Bourne compatible shell. Most machines will have <code>/bin/sh</code> as a link to a Bourne-compatible shell. Such shells include:
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** dash
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** bash
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** ksh
  
Please ensure that you list your flight on the [[Airport_arrivals_and_departures_page|Airport arrivals and departures page]].
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== Material ==
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We'll be using only standard commands &mdash; ''ls sed awk grep test'' etc.
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One non-standard command you may wish to install for the first exercise is sysvbanner. On Debian or Ubuntu do:
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apt-get install sysvbanner
  
If you're arriving or departing outside of these times, you may need to make other arrangements.
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It doesn't seem to be available for CentOS, but for RedHAT and Fedora you can do:
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yum install banner
  
* [http://gull.com.au/ Gull Bus] - goes between Geelong and Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) airport. The nearest stop is Geelong train station, which is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Expect to pay around $55 for a round trip.
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To save time (and contention on the server at tutorial time) please grab
* [http://www.avalonairportshuttle.com.au/ Avalon Airport Shuttle] - door to door service from your accommodation to or from Avalon Airport (AVV - Sydney only). Expect to pay around $45 for a round trip.
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  http://ssrg.nicta.com.au/Downloads/lca16/shell-tut-examples.tgz
* [http://www.vline.com.au/ VLine regional rail to Melbourne] - Geelong is around 1 hour by rail from Melbourne. From there, you can catch the [http://www.skybus.com.au/ Skybus] to Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL).
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and unpack it with
* public transport from [http://melbourneairport.com.au/to-from-the-airport/other-bus-services/overview.html Melbourne Tullamarine airport] (requires [https://www.mymyki.com.au/ myki card] only) - [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/7531 901 bus] to Broadmeadows station, [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/3 metropolitan train] to Southern Cross station, [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/1745 country train] to Geelong railway station
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  tar xzvf shell-tut-examples.tgz
  
== To and from the Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds ==
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This will save you typing time, and provide the data files you need for the final exercises.
 
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For those staying at the [http://www.deakin.edu.au/residences Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds], we will be running shuttles to and from the conference venue at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, around 15km away.
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It's important that you're up early in the morning in order to catch the bus to conf!
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== Transport around Geelong ==
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[http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/local-areas/view/19 Geelong is well serviced by buses, which use the pre-paid Myki system].
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You probably want [https://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/8633 Route 41.]
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The more direct bus is the [https://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/8765 Route 1] which will take you directly from Waurn Ponds to Waterfront with minimal stops.
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== Taxi Companies ==
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Geelong has one main taxi company.
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* [http://www.geelongtaxis.com.au/ Geelong Taxi Network ] - 131 008
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Taxi ranks can be found at the northern end of the Geelong Railway Station at northern.
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For those that are getting an taxi from town, go to Moorabool Street, Opposite Market Square.
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Under Victorian regulations, after 10PM (or 22:00 if you prefer) Taxi Drivers have the right to ask for an estimate of the fare before the journey. If you are heading to the Deakin Student Residences in Waurn Ponds, the taxi fare will be around $25-30.
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Cabcharge add a surcharge (5 or 10%, accounts vary) to taxi fares paid with credit card.
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== Car Parking ==
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Parking is available at Deakin's Waterfront Campus for around $6 per day. The easiest way to pay for parking is via the [https://paybyphone.com Pay by Phone application]. The Waterfront car park ID is Geelong Waterfront Campus - 10157.
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Car parking is also available at the [http://www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/cunninham-pier/ Cunningham Pier] for around $10 per day.
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Car Parking at the Residences at Waurn Ponds is usually included in the accommodation pricing, but check with Deakin Residences for more information.  
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Revision as of 15:14, 27 January 2016

Prerequisites

This is a tutorial, and has hands-on exercises for you to do to help understand the material presented. Please make sure that:

  • You can use a text editor (vi emacs nano gedit — I don't care)
  • You have a laptop with plenty of charge. There will be some power available; I don't know how much.
  • You can get access to a Bourne compatible shell. Most machines will have /bin/sh as a link to a Bourne-compatible shell. Such shells include:
    • dash
    • bash
    • ksh

Material

We'll be using only standard commands — ls sed awk grep test etc. One non-standard command you may wish to install for the first exercise is sysvbanner. On Debian or Ubuntu do:

apt-get install sysvbanner

It doesn't seem to be available for CentOS, but for RedHAT and Fedora you can do:

yum install banner

To save time (and contention on the server at tutorial time) please grab

 http://ssrg.nicta.com.au/Downloads/lca16/shell-tut-examples.tgz

and unpack it with

 tar xzvf shell-tut-examples.tgz

This will save you typing time, and provide the data files you need for the final exercises.