User Support

Basic Linux Commands

Although you do not have to be a Linux expert to run jobs on the BSBC cluster, it is to your advantage to have a basic understanding of Linux to enable you to work more efficiently. Detailed information about a specific Linux command may be found in the command’s manual pages by running mancommandname. In addition to using man pages, the Internet offers a plethora of websites describing basic and advanced Linux commands. For now, some basic commands and common bash operators are listed in the tables below to allow you to familiarize yourself with the cluster.



As a normal (non-privileged) user, you may not have the required privileges to execute some commands or to view files belonging to other users or groups. If you have questions regarding your permissions, Group Membership, or viewing privileges, please contact the BSBC administrator at

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