A collection of 15 posts
Everything You Never Needed to Know About Drives, File Systems and Storage
When you build a computer, it needs storage. When you build a computer on the cloud, you try to get by with the smallest disk drives (or volumes) you can to fit the software and data that you have, so that you can avoid paying for disk space you don't need.
A Gentle Guide to Linux File Permissions
Linux file permissions are mysterious, and when faced with permissions errors, most researchers respond either by using sudo or by changing the permissions so that everyone can do everything to the files. The first is the equivalent of finding a locked door and bashing it in....
10 Simple Linux Commands Every Researcher Should Know
Being able to work with and manipulate files directly via the command line is one of the most useful skills to develop when working in the cloud. This blog post will introduce you to 10 common Linux commands that are crucial for your analysis artillery.
Running Commands in the Background with GNU Screen
Being able to run commands and scripts directly from the command-line is great; however, some commands or scripts may need to run for extended periods without interruption. GNU Screen provides a simple solution to ensure your analyses are never prematurely terminated again.