Content

This course will give an introduction to Linux scripting with an introduction to the mostly used loops while programming

 

  • How to create script files in Bash shell- Basic loops in Linux

  • Return values

  • Setting variables

  • Using quotes

  • Command line parameters

  • Introduction to expressions

  • Test conditions

  • Shell logic structures (sequence, decision, loops)

  • Shell functions

  • i/o issues

  • Using Linux scripting in writing PBS scripts for HPC

  • This course provides hands-on sessions

 

Target

This course is primarily targeted at current VSC-users

 

Duration

Total duration: 4 hours.

 

Price

Free of charge

 

Prerequisites

Having a basic knowledge of Linux is expected (if not please follow first the Linux-introduction course). Users that want to use VSC account for hands-on sessions should already have a VSC account created (bring the private key) and should have followed HPC introduction and Linux for HPC or should have the equivalent knowledge).

 

Result
  • Understanding and writing short Linux scripts

  • Getting familiar to expressions, shell functions

  • Being able to write a script using logic structures (test, sequence, decision, loop)

Reminder

If you are planning to use your VSC account during hand-on sessions and you already asked for the vsc-account and created a key-pair, in order to speed up the vsc-account use during the practical exercise, please bring your private key with you (on your laptop or on your usb-stick) to be able to login. If you lost it or you do not remember the passphrase associated with it - we will assist you in creating a new key pair.

If you do not have KU Leuven ID (e.g. u-, r- or s- number), please contact us (hpcinfo@kuleuven.be) so that we can create a temporary account for you, with which you will be able to login on computers used during hands-on sessions or use wifi on your own laptop.

CONTACT

info@vscentrum.be

Tel: +32 (0) 2 512 91 10

Egmontstraat 5

1000 Brussel

Belgium

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