This course will give an introduction to several useful Linux tools useful in academic research and everyday use of the system.
Brief introduction to script files in Bash shell
Command line parameters
i/o and pipes
Useful commands: grep, cut, uniq, tr, sort, join
Linux tools: awk, sed
Data visualization - Gnuplot
Image processing: ImageMagick
Using Linux scripting in writing PBS scripts for HPC
This course provides hands-on sessions
This course is primarily targeted at current VSC-users
Total duration: 4 hours.
Free of charge
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).
Understanding and writing short Linux scripts
Getting familiar sophisticated Linux commands
Being able to use Linux tools for processing i/o data
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 () 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.