Event: CHRIM Bioinformatics | Linux for the Absolute Novice


This course will offer an introduction to the absolute essentials of the Linux operating system. Users will learn how to log on to Linux servers via ssh or PuTTY, and navigate their way around the file system, copy and move files around.

You will also learn how to write and execute a simple shell script.

As a pre-requisite..
a) All workshop participants require a laptop
b) Participants using a windows laptop must pre-install PuTTY or should have permissions to install it.
c) All workshop participants require University of Manitoba UM Net ID as it will be used to access the internal-server based training environment

PuTTY Website


December 5th, 2019: 13:00-15:00

January 16th, 2020: 13:00-15:00

January 23rd, 2020: 13:00-15:00

Location: Room 626 BMS Building


  1. What is an Operating System
  2. Linux Distributions
  3. The Desktop Environment
  4. Introduction to Computer Hardware
  5. Getting Familiar with the Command Line
  6. Running tasks in the Background
  7. The Man Pages
  8. File Management
  9. Directory Structure
  10. Listing Files
  11. Moving Files
  12. Deleting Files
  13. Finding Files
  14. “Advanced” Command Line Usage
  15. File Editing (scripting using nano and/or vim )

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