Initiation to Linux command line

Initiation to Linux command line

Clemenspoort Gent

Overwale 3
9000 Ghent

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


Christof De Bo

Christof De Bo is a bioinformatician at the VIB Bioinformatics Core

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

Clemenspoort Gent

Overwale 3
9000 Ghent


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.

Public transport

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


VIB training
Tel: +32 9 244 66 11