Unix Shell

Welcome to the Unix Shell workshop homepage, brought to you by the Brandeis Library Data Services. This page contains links to the lessons and datasets used in the workshop through Brandeis Library Data Services.

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Installation and Setup

Please refer to our setup guide for installation instructions for your specific operating system.


Data set: Unzip this file and place on your desktop.

  1. Bash setup

  2. Introduction to Shell, Navigating to Files and Directories

  3. Working with files and directories

  4. Pipes and filters

  5. Loops

  6. Shell scripts

  7. Finding things!


These lessons are based on The Unix Shell on Software Carpentry.