Introduction to Unix / Linux

Operating Systems - Unix/Linux

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Course Overview

This course is for people who require a good working knowledge of the UNIX / Linux Operating System and the vi editor. This course would be suitable for those delegates supporting HP, IBM or Sun UNIX technologies

This Unix Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the UNIX Operating System. The most commonly used unix commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities. The mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment are discussed and the main features of the Korn/Posix/Bash Shells are introduced.

This course is suitable for people wishing to learn Unix or Linux.

  • Course Content

    Course Introduction

    Administration and Course Materials
    Course Structure and Agenda
    Delegate and Trainer Introductions

    Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIX OPERATING SYSTEM

    A brief history of UNIX
    The UNIX kernel
    The UNIX file system
    Getting started navigating the file system
    The file system structure
    Directories and files
    Pathnames
    Navigating the file system
    Exercise: Logging on to the system
    Exercise: Navigating the file system

    Session 2: BASIC COMMANDS

    Command line syntax
    Basic file handling commands
    Basic Directory handling commands
    Filename wildcard characters
    Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

    Session 3: REDIRECTION AND PIPES

    Input redirection
    Output redirection
    Pipes
    Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

    Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi EDITOR

    Overview of the vi editor
    Basic functions
    Switching to input mode
    Other useful commands
    Exercises: Using the vi editor
    Exercise: Using more advanced vi features

    Session 5: SEARCHING AND REPLACING TEXT

    Replacing text
    Using the vi editor
    Using sed for search and replace
    Searching for text with grep
    Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

    Session 6: RECALLING AND EDITING COMMANDS

    Overview
    The bash shell
    The korn shell
    Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

    Session 7: FILE PERMISSIONS AND ACCESS CONTROL

    Users and user groups
    File access permissions
    Changing file attributes
    Switching users and user groups
    Linking files
    Exercise: Setting and access permissions

    Session 8: PROCESSES

    What is a process?
    Monitoring processes
    Killing processes
    Background processes
    Job Control
    Grouping commands
    Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

    Session 9: THE USER ENVIRONMENT

    Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
    Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
    Exercise: Setting up an environment

    Session 10: MORE BASIC COMMANDS

    The find command
    The cut command
    The sort command
    The finger command
    Exercise: Using file handling commands

  • Prerequisites

    The course will benefit anyone who needs to understand and use the UNIX Operating System.

    There are no formal pre-requisites for the UNIX Introduction course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous.

    Experience of IT and an understanding of operating systems are required.

  • Follow-On Courses
    UNIX Shell Programming
    Oracle SQL

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