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Tue 25 Feb, Fri 28 Feb 2014
09:30 - 13:00
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Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced)
BeginnersPrerequisites

Tue 25 Feb, Fri 28 Feb 2014

Description

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Prerequisites

Basic computer skills i.e. familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse. No Unix knowledge is expected.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 25 Feb 2014   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian King,  Marcel ten Wolde
2 Tue 25 Feb 2014   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2 map Julian King,  Marcel ten Wolde
3 Fri 28 Feb 2014   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1 map Julian King,  Marcel ten Wolde
4 Fri 28 Feb 2014   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2 map Julian King,  Marcel ten Wolde
Topics covered
  • Launching a terminal window
  • Launching graphical applications from the command line
  • Navigating the file system in the CLI
  • Running applications in the CLI
  • Redirecting data
  • Piping commands
  • File name wildcards
  • Environment variables
  • Configuring the CLI
  • Remote access to other Unix systems
  • Trivial shell scripts
Taught using

MCS Linux

Duration

Two half day sessions

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