Introduction to the Linux Shell

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Monday 18 November 2019, 09:00–12:00
Doctoral School
Doctoral School
01248 382357

Graphical User Interfaces are all very well, but the command-line offers powerful capabilities enabling complex actions for relatively small inputs.        

This course will introduce the shell and how to run tasks through it.  We will then see the power of combining such actions in new ways.
This course will enable you to understand the typical environment that a shell is used in, as it is often key to accessing a wide range of computing tools and resources, including supercomputers. 

Topics covered will include:       

  • Navigating file systems        
  • Working with files & directories        
  • Standard out, standard error and pipes         
  • Loops        
  • Conditions       
  •  Re-use through scripts

Prerequisite:        No prior command-line experience is assumed.  This course is suitable for a wide range of participants.

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