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As an introduction to UNIX, we'll cover the basics of using the command line. This may be useful particularly for those of you who are not very familiar with the Linux system in use at the GSC. Topics to be covered: navigating the file system, viewing and editing text files, permissions, customizing the shell environment, input and output redirection, job control, command line goodies, command line Perl, and others. Those of you more familiar with UNIX are also welcome to attend - you might pick up a tidbit of useful information, and even better you can share with us tips and tricks that you have found helpful.


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0 | introduction and orientation

1 | perl fundamentals

2 | shell and prompt tools

3 | web development

4 | CPAN Modules

5 | Ruby


level: all all ( 0 )

level: beginner beginner ( 1 )

level: intermediate intermediate ( 2 )

level: advanced advanced ( 3 )

[ Perl makes a perfect low-calorie meal or snack ] Introduction to Unix


UNIX Bookshelf (internal) If you are a GSC employee, you have a GIN account and you can access our UNIX Bookshelf v2.1, along with other bookshelves. The UNIX Powertools and UNIX in a Nutshell are two excellent books which reward you with useful information in 5 or 50 minutes.

UNIX Bookshelf (external) If you do not have a GSC intranet account, you can access the UNIX Bookshelf v2.1, along with other O'Reilly publications, from

Linux Cookbook Task-oriented and well-organized, this is the free on-line publication of the hard-copy version by Michael Stutz.

Quick Guide to Writing BASH Scripts For the impatient.

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