How to Command-Line


November 30 04:30 – 06:00 PM
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B
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An introduction to the Unix Command-Line. Ever wondered how to speed up day to day tasks on your Mac, Linux PC, or research computing hardware? Have you heard of this ‘bash’ thing but feel intimidated, or ever had a reference to opening a terminal? Want to run Vagrant or Docker for development purposes but feel uncomfortable operating them on the command-line?

Join CDH resident expert Ben Hicks for a workshop that will cover basic command-line usage in a Unix environment (including some OSX quirks), show some more advanced techniques to put system utilities to good use, and give examples of basic bash scripting for automation. No prior experience with a command line needed, and should you have some previous familiarity, this will be an excellent opportunity for a brush up and chance to experiment!