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Digital Research Methods Workshop Series: Introduction to Command Line

Workshop Prep


  1. Download Command Line Adventure activity

Windows Users

  1. Install Git Bash:
    • Download Git for Windows
    • Run the .exe file that downloads
    • Click Next
    • Click Next
    • Leave "Use Git from the Windows Command Prompt" selected and click Next
    • Click Next
    • Click Next
    • Leave "Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings" selected and click Next
    • Select "Use Windows' default console window" and click Next
    • Click Next
    • Click Install
    • Click Finish
  2. If your "HOME" environment variable is not set (or you don't know what this is):
    • Open Start Menu and type cmd - This opens the command prompt
    • Type this line exactly as shown: setx HOME "%USERPROFILE%"

    • Press Enter and you should see: SUCCESS: Specified value was saved.

    • Type exit and press Enter to quite the command prompt

Mac and Linux Users

Your default shell is Bash so you do not need to install anything!

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