0. Terminal Adventure: Sequel

The Terminal: Reloaded

This lab will re-explore one of our most important and most used tools: the Terminal. The Terminal is what we use to navigate our filesystem, run code files, install software, and do all kinds of other tasks.

๐Ÿ‘พ ๐Ÿ’ฌ Windows Users

Windows users should use Powershell wherever it says Terminal.

You may see more information output than your Mac peers, but all commands should work the same.

[0] Terminal Adventure Lab

The last time you ventured into the Terminal, you came away with treasure! It’s time to dive back into the sea and see what’s hiding.

๐Ÿ’ป Use the mwc tool to clone the repo:

mwc update

Going forward, you will be using mwc update to clone repositories onto your computer. No more need to git clone.

๐Ÿ’ป Open a new Terminal window and enter into the lab_terminal_adventure_sequel repo:

cd desktop/making_with_code/cs10/unit0.0_review/lab_terminal_adventure_sequel

note how it states the current lab you are in (lab-terminal-adventure2-RFjquM5P-py3.10)

๐Ÿ’ป You can now list out the items in the repo as you would normally with: ls


kitchen	    captain.py     helpers.py
๐Ÿ‘พ ๐Ÿ’ฌ Exiting the poetry shell
When you want to exit the shell, you can type exit or ^D

๐Ÿ’ป Now take a look at what's in the repository: ls

kitchen	    captain.py     helpers.py    poetry.lock	pyproject.toml

captain.py is a runnable Python file (you can tell by the .py at the end). helpers.py provides some useful functions that are utilized in this adventure, and poetry.lock and pyproject.toml can be ignored.

๐Ÿ’ป Run it to see what happens! You will end this lab by successfully making a sandwich! Explore the corners of the kitchen to find the necessary supplies.

[Terminal Commands]

Below are some Terminal commands which might come in handy on your adventure.

Command What it does
ls List what’s in the current directory.
cd ~ Go to your home directory
cd somewhere Go to somewhere
cd .. Go to the parent directory
open file.txt Opens file.txt with its default program
cat file.txt Prints out the contents of file.txt
python x.py Runs the Python program x.py
mv old.txt new.txt Renames a file from old.txt to new.txt. Also works for directories.
mv file.txt dir Moves a file to directory dir.
mv dir1 dir2 Moves dir1 to dir2 or renames if dir2 doesn’t exist.
cp old.txt new.txt Copy a file from old.txt to new.txt.
mkdir bag Creates a new directory called bag
pwd Prints the path to where you are in the filesystem
rm file.txt removes (deletes) the file file.txt
rm -d dir removes (deletes) the directory dir
rm -r dir recursively removes (deletes) the directory dir and all subdirectories and files within that directory. Be careful, this is a powerful tool!
๐Ÿ‘พ ๐Ÿ’ฌ Exiting the poetry shell
When you want to exit the shell, you can type exit or ^D


โšกโœจ Congrats on completing your adventure!
Once you’ve successfully completed the adventure be sure to fill out this Google form.

[1] Extension

Delve into the code and try and learn how the Terminal Adventure works. Can you add your own feature?

Some ideas include but are not limited to:

  • generating different sandwiches depending on the ingredients in the sandwich_maker directory
  • adding a new quest from the captain after eating the sandwich
  • writing more rooms into the ship for the user to explore
๐Ÿ’ป Expand the current Terminal Adventure!