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UNIX and Perl to the Rescue!: A Field Guide for the Life Sciences (and Other Data-rich Pursuits): Dr Keith Bradnam, Ian Korf started out as a course now freely available for download Unix & Perl Primer for Biologists and is very much aimed at people with no prior experience in either programming or Unix