Basic Linux Seminar

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January 16, 2017 from 10am to 12pm, B107 Van Vleck

  1. Connecting to a linux machine via ssh.
  • hand out account credentials for non-math attendees
  • explain Linux vs. Unix, open source
  1. Using SCP to move items from your machine to the server, using sFTP, Filezilla, SecureFX
  • Terminal on mac, linux
  • download and install SSH program (like SecureCRT) for Windows.
  1. pwd
  • landing zone
  • where am I
  1. Creating directories
  2. Moving around your home directory; pwd
  3. Moving items in your home directory (2 methods); relative; absolute
  4. Listing items in your home directory; Listing with command line options.
  5. Removing directories and files (use caution!)
  6. Permissions; recursive, letter method, number method
  7. Touch command.
  8. Man command
  9. Printing items in your home directory to a printer via command line
  10.  using lpq to see items in the print queue
  11. using lprm to remove items in the print queue.
  12. editing a file using nano
  13. more about file editors.
  14. make your own script
  15. quota command; du -s subdir
  16. locate command