Git BASH: Linux Bash Shell on Windows

GitBASH

For all of us who are often faced by daunting file and data management tasks on Windows, or have to port part of a code / algorithm from Linux to Windows, we know how irritating and sometimes challenging the task can be. I recently came across this wonderful open-source tool called Git for Windows, which is proving to be a great problem-solver in such cases. Amongst its many features, the Git BASH is probably the most powerful and useful for extensive Linux bash users. Git BASH lets you emulate the bash shell on a Windows environment and lets you perform basic BASH functions on any Windows file system. I’ve tried it myself, and I’m happy to report that Git BASH has allowed me to perform some nifty small operations on the Windows platform without needing to use LinuxLive USB or running a Linux OS.

Try Git for Windows here.

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About WQ

I received my PhD (2013) in Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science at the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, under a Fulbright fellowship. Currently, I'm an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Space Science at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan, where I have been a founding member of the Geospatial Research & Education Lab (GREL). My general expertise is in Remote Sensing where I have worked with various remote sensing datasets through my career, while for my PhD thesis I specifically worked on Remote Sensing using SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and Oceanography, working extensively on development of techniques to measure ocean surface currents from space-borne SAR intensity images and interferometric data. My research interests are: Remote sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery and interferometric data processing & analysis, Visible/Infrared/High-resolution satellite image processing & analysis, Oceanography, Earth system study and modelling, LIDAR data processing and analysis, Scientific programming. I am a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Forest Ecosystems, GIScience & Remote Sensing, Journal of African Earth Sciences, and Italian Journal of Agronomy. I am an alumnus of Pakistan National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC), an alumnus of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a Fulbright alumnus, and the Pakistan National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). I was an invited speaker at the TEDxIslamabad event held in Nov., 2014. I've served as mentor in the NASA International Space App Challenge Islamabad events in April 2015 and April 2016.

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