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Intro to Unix Command Line

Leandro Lima and Dan Fulop, Gladstone Bioinformatics Core
Learn how to navigate the Unix terminal
  • Gladstone Data Science Training Program
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Room 107C/D

Knowing how to use the command line puts you in the driver’s seat of your computer and can save you a lot of time. In this workshop, discover the basics you need to navigate the Unix terminal.

You will learn:

  • File manipulation (ls, pwd, mv, mkdir, cat, sort, uniq)
  • File systems (which, df, du)
  • Slicing text files (cut, head, tail, split, column)
  • Compression and decompression (tar, gzip, zcat, zless)
  • Other helpful commands (date, echo, alias)
  • System variables ($HOME, $PWD, $USER)

Bring your Mac or Linux laptop (you can use Windows if you can’t access a Linux machine).

Open to the Gladstone and UCSF community.


The Gladstone Data Science Training Program was started in 2018 to provide trainees with learning opportunities and hands-on workshops to improve their skills in bioinformatics and computational analysis. This program offers a series of workshops through the year to enable trainees to gain new skills and get support with their questions and data.

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