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Introduction to Command Line
February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration is required. You will receive a confirmation once you are accepted into the workshop and a communication with the workshop materials and Zoom links.
This workshop is open to all members of the UC Davis community. DataLab Affiliates receive priority registration.
Learn and practice how to talk directly to your computer via command line. The shell is a very powerful tool for using scientific software and working with large data sets. It is primarily used to manage files and run programs, and it allows for automation of repetitive tasks. This workshop is a prerequisite for DataLab’s workshops on Introduction to Version Control with Git and Reproducible Research for Teams with GitHub.
No prior coding experience is necessary. All participants will need a computer with a shell scripting program (terminal, bash, etc.) installed, and the latest version of Zoom. An asynchronous module will be provided to registered learners to read through prior to the workshop.
If you are using Windows, you will need to install additional software to follow along in the workshop. Instructions for installing this software are available here. Please note that you are only required to complete a single section of these instructions (“Git on Windows”); no other sections are relevant for this particular workshop and you can disregard them.