Command Line Basics

Upcoming Classes

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This will be a flipped class – a prerecorded video and a hands-on workshop – which will cover the basics of command line skills for data analysis. During the class, participants will learn how to:

  • access Center for Research Computing (CRC) clusters via Unix/Linux shell
  • transfer files to CRC using FileZilla software
  • create and manage files and directories
  • edit files using vi text editor
  • access CRC-installed open source bioinformatics software such as FastQC, STAR, HISAT

Once you register, you will receive access to the prerecorded video and dataset.

You can watch the recorded lecture video on your own schedule, and complete the practice dataset on your own.

You must have a University of Pittsburgh ID to access the video. If you are a UPMC resident or fellow, please contact us so that we can provide alternate video links. 

You must sign up for a Center for Research Computing HPC allocation.  You will not be able to complete the practice dataset without it.

During the scheduled class time, we will answer any questions that you have on practice exercise problems.

This workshop is based on the Software Carpentry Lesson on the Unix Shell.