1 - Shell I

News as of Jan 16: RStudio Cloud currently has no terminal – so no (easy) way for you to get a shell prompt there. We are working on this, or possible alternatives but have no ETA yet.


  • Common interface to all computing machinery
  • Folders, paths (absolute and relative), wildcards, globbing
  • Permissions for files and directories
  • Job control: piping, sequences, one output is another input

Core Material

Short motivational ‘Data Science’ video

Extra Reading (not required)