Linux & the Bash Shell

Though we may not be consciously aware, Linux is powering the world around us. From supercomputers, to smartphones, to automobiles; Linux is more often found "under the hood". It's open source nature has lead to hundreds of distributions and wide adaptation throughout the industry. This course aims to explore how to work in the Linux environment. In order to do that we will learn how to use the Bash Shell. Bash is a command line and shell for Unix operating systems. We use bash to execute commands on a machine, as opposed to using a graphical interface to which most of us are accustomed. We will learn the fundamentals of bash as we explore the Linux OS.

Instructor:
Danai Adkisson | Innovation Co-Lab Developer & Instructor

This class will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link a day before the class. Attendance will be taken and the session will be recorded.

 

  • Linux

About Course

Outline

  • History and Implementations of Linux
  • Linux Shell navigation
  • The Bash session
  • Basic File System Functionality
  • Exploring Methods of Moving Data
  • Advanced File System Management
  • Process Management
  • Simple System Administration
  • Explore linux with a GUI

Objectives

  • Understanding of Linux vs. other operating systems
  • Basic shell navigation and bash commands
  • File permissions at user and group levels
  • Modifying files using terminal based editors
  • Understand how to move data between systems
  • How to verify file integrity from remote sources
  • List and manage running processes
  • How to build software from source

Tools

You will need access to a linux terminal in order to take this course. There are instructions on how to requisition one through https://vcm.duke.edu in the prerequisites section.

Files

Prerequisites

Windows users will need to install putty here

Everyone will need to do the following:

  1. Using a web browser, go to https://vcm.duke.edu
  2. Click "Reserve a VM"
  3. Login using your Duke NetId
  4. Select Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) for the Application and Operating System The VCM web page will tell you the name for your VM. Example: your_netid@vcm-1234.vm.duke.edu

This class is part of our Research Computing Track

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This class is part of our Software Development Track

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