Course of work in Linux command line not only for MetaCentrum 2021

Submitted by vojta on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 16:49

Don’t be afraid of command line! It is friendly and powerful tool allowing to process large data and automate tasks. Practically identical is command line also in Apple macOS, BSD and another UNIX-based systems, not only in Linux. The course is designed for total beginners as well as intermediate advanced students. The only requirement is an interest (or need) to work in command line, typically on Linux computing server.

Course will be taught in Linux, but most of the point are applicable also for another UNIX systems like macOS.

Knowledge of Linux/UNIX is useful e.g. for working with large molecular and another data. MetaCentrum is service provided by CESNET allowing access to huge computational capacity, which is readily available for all students and employees of Czech academic institutions to process their data. You can immediately use skills learned during the course. The course contains theoretical introduction as well as plenty of practical examples and exercises.

The course will be taught 4 days, while 3 days are for teaching and last day is for exams and individual consultations. Course participants can stay this last day (which is recommended), but it is not conditional.

If there is at least one participant not speaking Czech, the course will be in English.

The course is prolonged this year, with little different structure and more exercises.

Information are continuously updated in SIS. Schedules in SIS. The course will be taught in lecture hall OŽP B12 (1st mezzanine, Benátská 2, Prague 2) January 25 to 28 2021, from 9:00 AM to 4-5:00 PM (with enough breaks). I'd be glad if participants could fill a short questioner which will help me with preparation of the course and communication with participants.

Regarding actual situation, the course will be likely taught in hybrid form, i.e. within actual limits students could be present in the lecture room, and the course will be also broadcasted using MS Teams. The course will be combination of shorter talks followed by independent work of students, and room for questions and consultations, etc. Details will be updated according to the situation prior the course.