Do Less Work by using the Unix Shell


Friday, April 10, 2020, 1:30pm to 4:30pm


Online via Zoom - meeting info to follow


The Unix shell (command line) has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. More importantly, it helps them combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again. Use of the shell is fundamental to using a wide range of other powerful tools and computing resources (including “high-performance computing” supercomputers). These lessons will start you on a path towards using these resources effectively.

Prerequisite: This workshop is appropriate for those with little or no prior experience with the Unix command line.

This workshop is free for Harvard faculty, staff, and students. 

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See also: Unix