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How to use Unix

If you are using the school or research-group unix machines, you will have to interact with the unix ‘command line’ at some level.

Although most modern unix environments use windows and mice to interact with the system, the core interaction with the system is by typing commands at the command-line, and observing the textual responses.

Key points:

You can find multiple introductions to Unix on the web, but the following might be useful starting points.