We continue with an introduction to Command-Line. This module takes an estimated 2 hours to complete.
What Is Command-line?
The command-line, also called command screen, or text interface is a user interface that's navigated by typing commands at prompts, instead of using a mouse.
Why Should I Learn Command-Line?
Using a command-line, you can perform almost all the same tasks that can be done with a GUI, but quicker and easier to automate and do remotely. Good knowledge of the command-line is an essential skill for any successful bioinformatician, as most of the common bioinformatics tools operate in the command-line environment.
What Are The Learning Outcomes of the Week?
At the end of this week, you should:
Know how to connect to the server and use the command-line
Be familiar with the Bash terminal & the Linux command-line
Get familiar with sequencing and annotation file formats
Get familiar with common command-line tools for genomics