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[opensource] Today's FREE Tech Briefing - UNIX at Stanford

Technology Training djac at
Fri Sep 16 09:58:38 PDT 2011

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This week's free Tech Briefing:

UNIX at Stanford

TODAY -- 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111

PRESENTERS: Mark Branom, with Adam Seishas, IT Services

UNIX is the command line operating system that governs the main  
Stanford file system infrastructure, including all of the content  
found on the main Stanford web pages. Understanding how UNIX works  
makes it easier to manage, create content, and manipulate files on the  
Stanford servers.

In this session, learn basic UNIX commands, file structure and  
management, as well as some of the most useful and popular tools like:

- File structure/management (mkdir, cd, rm, mv)
- Editors (EMACS and Pico)
- Setting your .login and .project files
- Creating aliases
- Email (Pine, elm, mail, mh)
- Newsreaders (slrn)
- Finding people (finger)
- Finding machines (ping, traceroute)
- Granting access (pts)

Come with questions, and we'll do our best to answer them!

Next Tech Briefing: Multitasking: How it is changing the way children  
and adults think and feel
Friday, September 23, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

For those who missed Prof. Cliff Nass' presentation at last spring's  
IT Open House, we'll show the video of his talk on his team's highly  
cited research on electronic multi-tasking.

After the video, Dr. Danielle Lottridge, Prof. Nass' Post Doctoral  
Assistant on the project, will fill us in on the research completed  
since the spring and answer questions about the video and about  
current and future research efforts.

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