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Introduction to the Linux Command Line

Date: Tuesday, January 24

Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Location: 103 Career Services Building, University Park

Workshop Description 

Learn how to navigate the command line on ICDS’s supercomputing cluster. Bash, the default Linux shell on ICDS’s supercomputing clusters Roar and Roar Collab. Bash is a powerful command program that allows users to run programs and interact with file systems through using only typed commands. Fluency in Bash is an important step to maximizing usage of ICDS’s batch job system and automating workflows on a variety of machines. 

This workshop is designed for individuals with little to no previous experience with the command line and will feature plenty of hands-on practice and exercises. This content strongly recommended for anyone interested in attending our New User Training sessions in early February who do not have previous experience with the command line. 

Learning Objectives 

After this workshop, attendees should be able to: 

  • Connect to a remote system using SSH 
  • Use bash commands to complete the following: 
  • Navigate the file system 
  • Create, view, and edit text files 
  • Construct command pipelines using ‘pipes and filters’ 
  • Write a shell script to batch and automate commands 

Attendees will need to: 

  • Have an active ICDS account (Roar or Roar Collab) 
  • Install an SSH Client 

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