UNIX Fundamentals

This self-learning tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge.
The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience.
At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to:

    Have some understanding on UNIX systems

    Navigate through the UNIX filesystem

    Execute and understand some UNIX process commands

    Correctly set file permissions

    Perform basic file management

Participants are encouraged to follow the tutorial sections sequentially.
The tutorial content is sometimes an oversimplification of the Truth - yes, we know!
Due to the diversity of computer systems, we will just assume that participants do have access to a terminal.
For help, please contact your IT support - or a good friend!Authors are affiliated to the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics:
Vassilios IoannidisWith some content provided by Frédéric Schütz, Volker Flegel and Heinz StockingerContent integration by Grégoire Rossier and Vassilios Ioannidis

Keywords: Problem based learning, Programming, Unix

Additional information

Target audience: Bench biologists, Clinical Scientists, Graduate Students, beginner bioinformaticians, biocurators

Resource type: e-learning

Contributors: Vassilios Ioannidis, Grégoire Rossier, Volker Flegel, Heinz Stockinger, Frédéric Schütz

Remote created date: 2014-01-13

Remote updated date: 2017-10-09

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