This Library Carpentry lesson introduces librarians to the Unix Shell. At the conclusion of the lesson you will: understand the basics of the Unix shell; understand why and how to use the command line; use shell commands to work with directories and files; use shell commands to find and manipulate data.
To complete this lesson, you will need a UNIX-like shell environment -see Setup. You will also need to download the file shell-lesson.zip from GitHub to your desktop and extract it there (once you have unzipped/extracted the file, you should end up with a folder called “shell-lesson”).
|Setup||Download files required for the lesson|
|00:00||1. What is the shell?||
What is the shell?
What is the command line?
Why should I use it?
|01:30||2. Counting and mining with the shell||
How can I count data?
How can I find data within files?
How can I combine existing commands to do new things?
|03:00||3. Working with free text||How do we work with complex files?|
The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.