Unix unit

Unix and Linux

Unix is a proprietary operating system. All high performance computers use this operating system as well as some Macs use Linux. You need to know the fundamental unix commands to get your computational meteorology for your thesis research done. Most meteorological, atmospheric sciences and a few atmospheric chemistry models run on unix platforms. Thus, you need to be well familiar with the unix operating system before you even can start to edit models, run them, read data, visualize or analyze them.

Goals and outcome: Getting familiar with unix basics

After successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • create directories
  • move files
  • delete files
  • rename files
  • list files
  • search for snippets in files
  • change permissions
  • link libraries and files

Student tasks

  1. If you haven’t applied for an account on the UAF RCS platform get your account now. Note you will have to ask your adviser for the project name so you will be added to their project. In your application, ask for the csh to be set up. All applications in this class will require the csh.
  2. Download this unix_book.
  3. Read chapters 2, 3.1 to 3.1.3, 3.2, 3.5 to 3.7.5, 5.4, and 7.2.1.
  4. Take this quiz

Additional material (optional)

Unix exercises

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