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Introduction to the Command-line Interface

Introduction to the Command-line Interface In-Person

This class is part of the Research Data Management Seminar Series

Workshop 1: Introduction to the Command-line Interface

Many data analysis tools and computational resources require users to have a basic working knowledge of the command line interface (also referred to as UNIX, Linux, bash, shell). In this workshop participants will learn basic commands for performing simple tasks within a filesystem without the use of a point and click environment.
Workshop scope:

  • Navigating the file system and exploring the folders/files using shell
  • Performing file operations, such as moving, copying, and renaming files
  • Exploring file contents
  • Creating new files and searching for content within

Audience: This session is open to HMS/HSPH/HSDM. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Additional sessions in this series will build upon the topics covered.

Location: TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater

Requirements: Participants should bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

Instructors: Radhika Khetani, Training Director, Research Scientist, Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core, Department of Biostatistics, HSPH
Meeta Mistry, Research Scientist, Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core, Department of Biostatistics, HSPH

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus Location:
Harvard Longwood Campus
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Additional Seminars in this Series: 

 Seminar Title  Date Location  Registration
 Introduction to the Command-line
 Tuesday, June 18, 2019  TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater  bit.ly/RDM-Summer19
 Introduction to High-Performance
 Computing using HMS’ O2 cluster
 Thursday, July 11, 2019  Countway Library, Minot Room  bit.ly/RDM-Summer19
 Version Control for Scripts, Data
 and Text documents
 Wednesday, August 21, 2019  TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater  bit.ly/RDM-Summer19

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