Introduction to the Command-line Interface


Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 1:30pm to 3:00pm


TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater

This class is part of the HMS 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

Note: 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.

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  


Additional Seminars in this Series: 

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