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Welcome to Week 2

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Welcome to week two of the course. In week two, we’ll build on the commands you learned from week one and we’ll introduce you to bash scripting. As the week progresses, we’ll look at why using bash scripts is such a powerful means of automating repetitive commands. We’ll walk you through all you need to write your very own bash script saying, hello, world. And from there, we’ll cover basic bash syntax through the means of variables, conditional logic, and functions. And most importantly, you’ll start to knit your individual commands together to form bash scripts. We hope you enjoy the week. And we look forward to answering your questions in the comments section below.

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Do you feel familiar with the Linux commands from Week 1?

Go a step forward and learn to write basic Bash scripts in this week.

At the end of the week you will have an opportunity to try an exercise involving the Samtools, the tool you installed in Week1.

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