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Tue, 08 Nov



Linux | Introduction

This course takes half a day.

Linux | Introduction
Linux | Introduction

Time & Location

08 Nov 2022, 09:00 – 13:00


About the Event

Topics covered 

This course will give a short practical summary of the basic things one needs when using mainly the command line in Linux:

  • Overview and distributions
  • How to start working with Linux
  • Short introduction to Graphical User Interface
  • Command line basics: getting help, useful commands
  • Linux File System: navigating, file paths, file manipulation, disk space, archiving
  • Text editing
  • Groups, users, security: access rights
  • Process control
  • This course provides several hands-on sessions

Target audience 

This course is primarily targeted at researchers that would like/need to use Linux system for scientific purpose, e.g. VSC-users, although other interested parties are welcome as well.


  • Understanding basics of Linux system philosophy
  • Editing and displaying files in command line environment and in GUI
  • Use of basic command line commands
  • Getting familiar with navigating the Linux File System, checking disk usage, manipulating and archiving files and directories
  • Understanding the concept of access rights and the ways to grant different rights to other users
  • Learning the ways to control processes

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