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Introduction to the Command-Line

We typically interact with our computers through graphics, like buttons and menus, that make up what is called a graphical user interface, or GUI. Another, often more powerful way that we can interact with our computers is through the command-line interface (CLI), which requires you to type instructions to your computer.

The Unix shell is a command-line interface that allows you to run programs and instruct your computer to perform tasks. It is a particularly powerful and efficient tool for automating many small tasks. In this brief introduction to the shell, we will learn how to navigate a computer filesystem and give basic commands to our computers using the command line. The primary goal of this beginner-level lesson is to help students think of ways that the shell can be useful to them, and to help them get started with using the command line!

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Please note: This class will be held via Zoom. The instructor will send the Zoom link 24 hours before the session.

Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cheyenne Payne, John Borghi
Data Science

Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.