UNIX Basics

Linux Command Line Fundamentals

This tutorial teaches you about the linux command line and shows you some useful commands. It also shows you how to get help in linux by using the man and apropos commands.

Batch Tutorial

This tutorial guides you through the process of creating and submitting a batch script on one of our compute clusters. This is a linux tutorial which uses batch scripting as an example, not a tutorial on writing batch scripts. The primary goal is not to teach you about batch scripting, but for you to become familiar with certain linux commands that can be used either in a batch script or at the command line. There are other pages on the OSC web site that go into the details of submitting a job with a batch script.

Tar Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to download tar (tape archive) files from the internet and how to deal with large directory trees of files.

Managing your environment with .bashrc, .login, and other "dot files" (Coming Soon)

This tutorial explains the purpose of the "dot" files in your home directory and how to fill them with useful things.

Linux Shortcuts

This tutorial shows you some handy time-saving shortcuts in linux. Once you have a good understanding of how the command line works, you will want to learn how to work more efficiently.