Linux Command Line Basics

February 2, 2017

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Alaska Fairbanks is offering an in-depth introduction to the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI) this Spring.
Cost: $15
Dates: April 17-21, 2017
Time: 6-7 PM
Location: UAF Campus, O'Neill 214

Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to use a command line interface? Do you find yourself frequently in need of cyber voodoo:

  • to assist in processing text data, logs, research instrumentation, serial data, etc
  • to remotely access system over slow or low bandwidth connections
  • to deploy low power embedded Linux appliances

The class will explore:

  • Access and orientation of the Linux command line environment
  • Linux under the hood (Accounts, File System, Networking, Processes and Services)
  • Software Management and handy CLI tools
  • Voodoo (find, sed, awk, xargs, regx, wc, sort, uniq, ...)
  • Copying Data (cp, scp, rsync, tar, cpio)
  • Required supplies for this course:
    A Linux, Mac or Windows laptop with a browser and wireless connection.
    We'll be installing Git Bash ( or Putty ( for use as an SSH client on Windows. Linux and Macs come with SSH and terminal software

    For more details and registration visit: