Introduction to Linux

Get started with Linux and command line interface, with particular focus on using the supercomputing infrastructure of Ghent University


  • Friday 25 January 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 4 November 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00

Topics covered

(subject to change)

  • Terminal usage
  • Filesystem usage
  • Editing and copying files from/to HPC
  • Basic scripting
  • Scripting for HPC, job submission
  • Common pitfalls


Multimediaroom, building S9, Campus De Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent

A sandwich lunch will be provided, along with water & coffee/tea, for all registered attendees (free of charge).

Organization and trainer

Course organized by HPC-UGent

Lecturer is Christopher Peeters (ITGilde)


Follow this link to register for the next session:

Course prerequisites

Participants are strongly encouraged:

  • to bring their own laptop, which is able to connect to the WiFi (eduroam)
  • to have an active VSC account and a working public/private ssh key pair

Please follow these instructions to request a VSC account and correctly set up a connection with an ssh key pair

Course material

Browse the course material and exercises

Doctoral Schools Training Program

This course can be followed as part of the Ghent University Doctoral Schools Training Program - transferable skills seminars.

The course will be automatically added to the curriculum of the participating PhD students.

All participants can receive a certificate of attendance upon request via .