Intermediate Linux Command Line & Basic Scripting

Toby Hodges   2019-02-13   Comments Off on Intermediate Linux Command Line & Basic Scripting

Date(s) - 2019-02-13
09:30 CET - 17:00 CET

Course Description

This course will teach you the basis of the most powerful aspects of command line computing on Linux operating systems and other Unix environments such as Mac OS X. Knowing how to quickly and specifically access information from huge files, customise your working environment, and write scripts to make your analyses automated and flexible, is extremely valuable and powerful for modern biological research. The skills that you learn on this course could save you a huge amount of time in the future, as well as ensuring that your research is more reproducible by making it easy to maintain consistency across the analysis of many samples.

This course is aimed at users who have basic knowlege of Linux commands (man, cd, pwd, cp, rm, mkdir, cat, less, grep, head, ssh etc.), perhaps from attending the other Bio-IT course, “Introduction to Linux Command Line”, taking place on the previous day.

The course material covers:

  • advanced methods for extracting and working with data from textfiles (gzip, tar, grep, cut, sort, sed, awk)
  • setting and working with environment and shell variables
  • the basics of script writing in bash

Script syntax will focus on bash.

Course Fee:

EMBL Bio-IT will offer the course for free to all EMBL members.

The external participants will be charged with a course fee of 30 Euros (to cover the lunch and infrastructure related cost). The invoice details will be shared via email.

Cancellation and No-Show:

Registration can be cancelled free of charge until Friday 8th February 2019.

All participants will be charged a cancellation fee (if canceled after 8th Feb 2019) or no-show fee of 30 Euros. For EMBL members, this charge will be made to their group budget.


Bookings are closed for this event.