Initiation to Linux command line

Initiation to Linux command line

Start date:

25 September 2019

25 September 2019

General context

This training is a prerequisite for all Linux novices who want to follow a training that requires the use of Linux command line like the metagenomics, the ChIP-Seq or the GATK training. 


After this training you will:

  • feel comfortable using Linux command line
  • use bash to execute commands in Linux and know your way around the file system
Course materials


Christof De Bo
Staff employee Research Informatics at VIB
Contact Christof De Bo :



The UNIX file system
Users on Linux and access rights to view, create and execute
Basics of the command line
Best tips enhancing your command line experience


Reading and writing contents in the command line
Analysing text output from bioinformatics tools
Passing outputs from and to different tools
Scripting in Linux

Practical info

Location & Venue
Clemenspoort Gent

Overwale 3
9000 Ghent

Public transport
Clemenspoort Gent
Public transport

The train station Ghent St-Pieters is only 250 m away. We have 40 bike lots.

Route description
Clemenspoort Gent

We offer parking lots (1.20 € per hour). GPS address: Sint-Denijslaan 251.
Please take the neem the exit SPORTHAL HoGent (not Campus HoGent) and drive all the way to the end, so past the parking slots of HoGent.

Venue contact
Clemenspoort Gent
Location contact

+32 476 46 10 40