Intro to Linux for Computation - Feb 6th to March 5th Session

Event Date: 

Repeats every week until Mon Mar 05 2012.
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm



The Computer Support Group (CSG) in the Department of Computer Science is giving a seminar called "Intro to Linux for Computation" next semester.

This seminar is a 5-week course that will be offered twice.  It is intended for any faculty, staff member, or students who want to learn computation on Linux systems but do not know where to start.  No prior knowledge of Linux is required.  You will be working primarily via a command line interface.

The tentative schedule for each session will be:

  • Week 1: logging in, navigating the file system, basic shell commands, how to get help, file permissions, quota 
  • Week 2: command redirection, shell variables, shell scripts, stdout/stdin/stderr
  • Week 3: transferring files to and fro via ssh and scp
  • Week 4: starting long running commands, process management, sharing resources (nice command)
  • Week 5: recovering data (snapshots), general resource considerations

The seminar will be held in 301 MLH on Mondays from 3:30-4:20. The first offering will be held from Feb 6 through Mar 5.  The second offering (same as the first) will be held from Mar 26 - Apr 23.  

There is room for 30-35 people.  Please sign up for one of the two offerings by sending email to and indicating which offering you are interested in attending. Registration is first come first served. If you won't be able to attend after signing up, please let CSG know.

Event Location: 

301 MLH