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Ep7 Tracking a species: exercise too difficult? #982

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gcapes opened this issue Jun 6, 2019 · 2 comments

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commented Jun 6, 2019

http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/07-find/index.html#tracking-a-species

This exercise doesn't really target the learning objectives of the episode. The main concepts tested in the exercise are pipes and filters, and interpreting the man pages to learn about options -- these are not learning objectives for episode 7. Also there is the requirement to implement script arguments from episode 6.

Given the man pages are required for both grep and cut, this exercise should have much more scaffolding. Perhaps splitting into steps would help to focus on the grep aspect, which is a learning objective for this episode.

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commented Jun 6, 2019

The learning objectives for Episode 7 are grep and find. Could you be referring to Episode 4 which is Pipe and Filters?

I think referring to a previous episode can help refresh memory.

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commented Jun 7, 2019

I have now edited my comment to improve clarity -- hope that helps.

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