First off, what I need help with is a homework problem and no I am not looking for the answer. I am simply looking for some direction. In 7 weeks we have gone through 13 chapters of UNIX and, being a total N00B to UNIX I am lost. Now we have this project that seems to me impossible given my very limited knowledge of the UNIX OS. What I am looking for is some help structuring the problem into the tasks that I need to do to complete it. For example, "You need to do this first, this second, this third...etc." Please see the attached files.
People tell me I am a geek. Well, I now realize I am not even close. Anyone is any good at UNIX and shell programming has my respect. When this class ends, I don't know if I should start over on the book and go at my own pace or just forget UNIX altogether.