1.1.1 Introduction to Foundations

Course subject(s) Module 1. Foundations

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Welcome to the foundations part of the Unix Tools MOOC!

We will start from the absolute basics: how to enter the command line interface, how to enter commands and influence their behavior via options, how to find out more about each command, and how to select appropriate argument quoting mechanisms.

Then we will move into deeper territory, learning ways in which we can combine commands with operators into more sophisticated sequences, for example by executing some commands conditionally or repeatedly, how to check whether a processing operation succeeded or failed, and how to save our work into reusable functions and scripts.

We will end the foundation part with an overview of the data processing pipeline we will follow in this course.

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