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Intro to Unix Shell

April 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

Time and Date:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / 15:00 - 17:00 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Virtual via Zoom (will be emailed to participants separately)

Free. Open to Current Stanford Affiliates only. Registration is required, and offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Space is limited, with a waitlist when all slots are full.

Logging into Google using your Stanford email address and sign-on credentials (you may need to sign out of your personal account first in order to do this),

sign up here:

Faculty / Staff / Students / Postdocs

Event Sponsor:
Stanford University Libraries - Carpentries Program
Stanford Research Computing Center

Event Contact:
Zac Painter,

Lead Instructors:
Zac Painter, Librarian (Engineering)

Course Description:
The command-line shell is one of the oldest and most powerful methods for you to operate a computer. Many people familiar with using a mouse to click on a screen find typing commands into a shell or terminal to be unfamiliar or scary. But, many programs or high performance computing environments require using a command line to connect with them. In this two hour workshop, the bash shell command line environment and its use in connecting to remote computers (SSH) will be introduced. No prior experience is needed.