UNIX Fundamentals

by | Jan 13, 2014

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 Ioannidis

With some content provided by Frédéric Schütz, Volker Flegel and Heinz Stockinger
Content integration by Grégoire Rossier and Vassilios Ioannidis

e-learning module: UNIX Fundamentals