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2017


2018


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Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced)
BeginnersPrerequisites


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.

Target audience
  • All current University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

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

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

Themes

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