Intro to COLA Computing

In atmosphere, ocean, and climate science most of our work is done on Unix or Linux computers. The AOES/COLA computers that you will use as a student are Linux computers. To do your research on these computers you need to know how to interact with the file system, including finding and access files for the datasets you will work with. These lessons will start you on the path for how to do this.

These lessons are based on The Carpentries, Software Carpentry Core Curriculum Lesson “The Unix Shell” with modifications specific to our class and computing systems when needed.


00:00 1. Logging into COLA Computers Why do I need to login to another computer?
How do I login to COLA computers?
00:00 2. Shell Commands How do I use the Unix shell?
00:00 3. Navigating Files and Directories How can I move around on my computer?
How can I see what files and directories I have?
How can I specify the location of a file or directory on my computer?
00:00 4. Working With Files and Directories How can I create, copy, and delete files and directories?
How can I edit files?
00:00 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.