HPC0: Introduction to Linux for HPC

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Workshop content

This is a hands-on workshop intended as an introduction to the Linux command line and shell scripting. It is suitable for Linux, Unix and Mac OSX users. The purpose of the workshop is to give users the Linux skills to be able to handle data and files, run programs and automate workflows on a PC and on the HPC service. The content of this workshop is equally suited for people who wish to use command line Linux on a PC, in the Cloud or on a HPC platform. New and prospective HPC users are advised to take this workshop before taking the HPC1: Introduction to High Performance Computing at Leeds workshop.

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the Linux Shell

  • Effectively manage Files and Directories at the command line

  • Create files, directories and other objects

  • Create Pipes and Filters to join together commands

  • Use Loops to repeat actions

  • Run and manage programs, tools and applications

  • Create Shell Scripts to automate workflows

  • Find things from the command line

  • Use command line tools to search for patterns in data, filter, remove and edit data




1/2 day


This course usually runs 10 or more times per year.

If you would like a bespoke version of this course run in your department then please contact us.


All research staff and students