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Introduction to the Linux Command Line
February 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Hall B254
This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command line”. Topics include: a brief overview of Linux, the Bash shell, navigating the file system, basic commands, shell redirection, permissions, processes, and the command environment. The workshop will also provide a quick introduction to
nano a simple text editor that will be used in subsequent workshops to edit files.
IT Project Senior Manager
Medical School Information Services (MSIS)
Ken is a High Performance Computing Consultant in the Computational Research Consulting Division of MSIS at the University of Michigan. He works with a team of IT specialists to provide high performance computing support and training for the Medical School. Prior to this, he spent 21 years managing research computing, including an HPC cluster, for Dr. Charles Sing in the Human Genetics Department.
- Lecture Notes (updated Jan. 30, 2017)
- Reference text: William E Shotts, Jr., “The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction,” No Starch Press, January 2012 .http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
Download Creative Commons Licensed version at http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/linuxcommand/TLCL/13.07/TLCL-13.07.pdf
You must register at least three full days prior to the event so that we have time to insure you have proper UM credentials for the workshop. This allows enough time for you to get your account adjusted by ITS in case you do not have access to the Linux systems.