Unix / Linux Fundamentals

Operating Systems - Unix/Linux

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Course Overview

This Unix Operating System and Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the UNIX Operating System. The most commonly used unix commands 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. It is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing shellscripts. Most of the built-in unix shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures.

Skills Gained
The delegates will practise:

Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
Using the shell's redirection and pipe facilities
Editing text files using the vi editor
Setting and changing access permissions on files
Monitoring and controlling their own processes
Using the basic file and text searching utilities
Customising their own login environment
Writing simple scripts to enhance basic command output
Using the various shell quoting mechanisms appropriately
Manipulating shell variables and user-defined variables in scripts
Implementing conditional execution facilities
Using the shell's built-in loop constructs where appropriate
Writing scripts to trap user interrupts
User defined Functions
Developing menu-driven shellscripts

This is a hands-on, tutor-led course.

  • Course Content

    Unix Introduction (3 days)

    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.

    UNIX Shell Programming (2 days)

    This Unix Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing UNIX shell scripts Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures. This course is not suitable for C shell programmers.

  • Prerequisites

    This course will benefit programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand the UNIX Operating system, existing shellscripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.

    An understanding of IT is required.Some programming experience may also prove advantageous.


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