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Command Line Basics: Home


This hands-on workshop will teach how to (1) access a remote Unix machine (Center for Research Computing- HTC Cluster) using a text-based terminal, (2) use basic Unix commands for managing files and directories, and (3) access HTC Cluster-installed open source bioinformatics software packages such as STAR, HISAT, GATK, and kallisto.

You must sign up for a Center for Research Computing HPC allocation.

Thisworkshop is based on the Software Carpentry Lesson on the Unix Shell (

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