Automating Tasks with the Unix Shell

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Register on the workshop website starting 9/11: https://ucla-data-archive.github.io/2020-09-28-ucb-ucla-ucsd/ 

Learn to navigate your file system, create, copy, move, and remove files and directories, and automate repetitive tasks using scripts.

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 workshop is part of a collaborative effort between UCLA, UCSD and UC Berkeley. It is taught in the Carpentries-style by certified instructors.