To participate in this Library Carpentry lesson, you will need a working UNIX-like shell environment. Specifically we will be using Bash (Bourne Again SHell) which is standard on Linux and Mac OS. Even if you are a Windows user, learning Bash will open up a powerful set of tools on your personal machine, in addition to familiarizing you with the standard remote interface used on almost all servers and super computers.
Bash is the default shell on most Linux distributions and Mac OS. Windows users will need to install Git Bash to provide a UNIX-like environment.
bash. There is no need to install anything. Look for Terminal in your applications to start the Bash shell.
/Applications/Utilitiesor spotlight search to start the Bash shell.
.exeto run the installer (for example,
Git-2.13.3-64-bit.exe) using the default settings.
If you encounter issues, Software Carpentry maintains a Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page that may help.
You need to download some files to follow this lesson:
shell-lessonon your Desktop.
In the lesson, you will find out how to access the data in this folder.