Unix Shell Advanced

The Unix shell has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. More importantly, it helps them combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again. Use of the shell is fundamental to using a wide range of other powerful tools and computing resources (including “high-performance computing” supercomputers). These lessons will start you on a path towards using these resources effectively.


This lesson is follow-up for the shell-novice lesson.

Before you attempt to tackle the instructions here, make sure you feel comfotable or at least familiar with command line:

`pwd`, `cd`, `ls`,
`cat`, `cut`,
`wc`, `sort`, `head`, `tail`,
`mv`, `cp`, `rm`,
`grep` and `find`


Setup Download files required for the lesson
10:15 1. Loops How can I perform the same actions on many different files?
11:15 2. Shell Scripts How can I save and re-use commands?
12:15 3. Lunch break
12:45 4. Aliases and bash customization How do I customize my bash environment?
13:05 5. Working Remotely How do I use ‘ssh’ and ‘scp’ ?
13:30 6. Shell Variables How to change shell variables
13:55 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.

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