APPENDIX 1C Unix Survival Guide

  1. Lincoln D. Stein

Published Online: 1 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bia01cs16

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Stein, L. D. 2007. Unix Survival Guide. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 16:1C:A.1C.1–A.1C.24.

Author Information

  1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: DEC 2006


For a mixture of historical and practical reasons, much of the bioinformatics software discussed in this series runs on Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris, or one of the many other Unix variants. This appendix provides the novice with easy-to-understand information needed to survive in the Unix environment.


  • Unix;
  • Linux;
  • Mac OS X;
  • Solaris;
  • operating system;
  • computation