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DSD: Further UNIX (Campus-based)
Course Description:

This face-to-face, Bloomsbury campus-based course introduces techniques in manipulating data files with UNIX using command line tools including grep, cut, sed and awk. Some basic elements of scripting may be included if time allows.


A good understanding of basic command line techniques such as creating text files, copying, moving and deleting files, and navigating the file structure is essential. Participants will usually have attended the course A Quick Introduction to UNIX (Campus-based) to gain these skills but it is not essential.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with location details at least one day before the session.

Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the course to allow time for logging in and downloading resources.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page .

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Use appropriate commands to obtain word, character and line counts
  • Use appropriate commands to select rows containing specified data
  • Use appropriate commands to select specified columns
  • Use appropriate commands to sort data
  • Use appropriate commands to combine data
  • Use appropriate commands to recode data
  • Use simple Awk commands from the command line
  • Create a simple Awk script
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who which to manipulate data using UNIX commands.
Target Audience: All
08/03/2023 - 08/03/2023  (Enrol between 21/11/2022 and 06/03/2023) Enrol

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