Understanding the CLI

Usually a lot of HPC environment usage takes place via the Linux command line. For unfamiliar users here is a brief description of a typical CLI prompt.

[flight@chead1 (mycluster1) folder]$ echo Hello World!
Hello World!
  • flight is the name of the user.
  • chead1 is the node the user is currently on.
  • (mycluster1) is the name of the cluster being used. (This is specific to the Flight Environment)
  • folder is the directory the user is currently in. If this is a ~ then that means you are in your home directory.
  • $ indicates whether the user is a root user or normal user (root users see a #).
  • echo Hello World! is a command that prints out "Hello World!". This is where commands you type will go.