Morning session (9:00 - 12:30)
What is UNIX and why should biologists use it?
Processes & Jobs
Working with directories and files
Afternoon session (13:45 - 17:00 / 17:30)
Working with file content
Working with file content (continued)
- Software install and course material
Prior to the course, you will need to have an emulation of a Linux OS, i.e. a virtual machine containing among others a terminal window. This will be used for the practicals.
REQUIREMENTS: you need a computer with minimum of 4 GB memory. The virtual machine itself requires 2 GB memory. And at least 10 GB free space on your hard disk.
To this end, you first need to have Virtualbox installed on your computer. Please download and install the (latest) version 5.2.18 of VirtualBox according to your operating system (Windows or Mac, no need for Unix/Linux machines). If there is some incompatibility, you can download version 5.0.20, which has been used several times previously.
Then download the virtual machine image (.ova) here on your computer. To install and run it, please read the Virtual Machine installation guide below.
If at the end of the procedure, you are not able to run the virtual machine, please contact us sufficiently in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org as no technical problem with the virtual machine will be handled during the course. Mac users can work with their terminal and for Windows users, we will propose you an alternative with a terminal app install (MobaXterm).
For the practicals, please follow the different steps explained in the Data to download guide (see Word document below).