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*nix Tutorials – bash basics

TUTORIAL 1 – Basic Unix

(last updated: December 7, 2016)

This workshop is meant to learn and understand basic line commands as they are typed on a text terminal. Therefore this is a tutorial on the bash Unix shell.


In class short hand out (rendered ipython jupyter notebook)  – PDF

Extra hand outs:

  • Dos to Unix commands (HTMLPDF).
  • Unix/Linux Command Reference (PDF)


  • Ritchie, D. M.; Thompson, K. (1974). “The UNIX Time-Sharing System” (PDF). Communications of the ACM. 17 (7): 365–375. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 June 2015.