Moving your research from Windows-based desktops to ARC: Linux command line and server remote access


This workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Linux command line and the interaction with a remote server. We will review basic Linux commands, file management (edit, copy, remove and remote-transfer files), directories and the file system, remote access, basic version control (git, github), bash scripts and basic bash programming.

This workshop will be given by Dr. Alex Razoumov, Westgrid Training and Visualization Coordinator, Compute Canada.


This is an introductory course, no previous experience is required. We will provide guest accounts to one of our Linux systems. All attendees will need to bring their laptops with wireless access and with a remote SSH client installed (on Windows laptops we recommend the free edition of; on Mac and Linux laptops no need to install anything).


Tuesday January 15th, 2019. From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This workshop is part of a 4-workshop-series that will provide hands-on introductions to essential tools and skills used in computational research. The other workshops in the series includes:

  • Introduction to HPC: using clusters to speed up your research,
  • Scientific Visualization,
  • Foundations of Parallel Programming and the Chapel programming language.

You can attend single sessions or the entire series. There is no cost to attend but you must register online in advance.


See the course description for a listing of topics covered.


  • See course description

Other Recommendations:

There are no additional recommendations with this course


6 hour Course

Registration Fees:

U of S Students: $0.00
U of S Faculty: $0.00
U of S Staff: $0.00
Off Campus: $0.00

Required Software:

There is no required software for this course.


There are no additional resources for this course.

NOTE: Classes may have limited registration. If an offering is designated as 'Full', please email Training Services in order that we may accommodate your training needs. Due to last minute withdrawls, this class is subject to cancellation on short notice. A customized training solution may be offered in its place.

Registration Information
You must be logged in to see registration information.