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Wed 17 Oct 2018
09:30 - 17:00

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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Introduction to Unix shell
BeginnersNew

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Description

This course offers an introduction to working with Linux. We will describe the Linux environment so that participants can start to utilize command-line tools and feel comfortable using a text-based way of interacting with a computer. We will take a problem-solving approach, drawing on types of tasks commonly encountered by Linux users when processing text files.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites

No previous experience required

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 17 Oct 2018   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Paul Sumption,  M.C. Sharpley
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Data handling

Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Connect to a Unix / Linux system
  • Manipulate files and directories within the Linux system
  • Work with text files
  • Understand how to structure and write a simple shell script
  • Run programs from the command-line
Aims

During this course you will learn about:

  • Navigating through a Unix file system
  • Creating and deleting files
  • Searching for files and for text within a file
  • Writing and executing simple shell scripts
Format

Presentations and practicals

Timetable

Day 1 Topics
Session 1 Navigating through a Unix file system
Session 2 Creating and deleting files
Session 3 Searching for files and for text within a file
Session 4 Writing and executing simple shell scripts
Registration Fees
  • Free for registered University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, temporary visitors (students and researchers) and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here
Duration

1

Frequency

Once a year

Theme
Core skills

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