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Multi-vendor UNIX Fundamentals

Location Birmingham
Price ex. VAT 2759 GBP
Start Date 02 December 2019

Course type Performance
Course code MVUXFUND-1
Duration 4 Days

Prerequisites

  • No specific UNIX knowledge is required, but delegates must have a basic knowledge of the major computer components as well as computer operating system functionality and concepts.
  • Ability of working with command line (such as in DOS or VMS) and familiarity with hierarchical file structure, organisation and management is assumed.
  • This course is aimed at IT professionals wanting to become proficient in using a UNIX platform in a multi-vendor environment. It is also recommended for users of any UNIX system who need to 'escape' an application and use the system at the command line level.

Outline

Introduction

  • What is UNIX?
  • Origins and variants
  • Architecture and purpose
  • Good and bad points

UNIX Session

  • UNIX users
  • Logging in process
  • GUI vs. CLI
  • Shell programs
  • Basic commands
  • Logging out

The File System

  • File system concepts
  • Navigating the file system
  • Manipulating files and directories
  • Examining file contents

The vi Editor

  • Concepts of the visual editor
  • Useful vi commands
  • Extended vi commands

The Korn Shell

  • What is a shell?
  • Shell as a command line interpreter
  • Commands and arguments
  • Using wildcards
  • Quotes
  • Command history and line editing

The Shell Environment

  • Shell variables
  • Customising user's environment
  • The search path
  • Korn shell aliases
  • Start-up files: /etc/profile, .profile and .kshrc

Command Input and Output

  • UNIX I/O streams
  • Standard input, output and error
  • I/O redirection
  • Using noclobber option
  • Redirecting to /dev/null

Processes

  • Programs, processes and daemons
  • Communicating with processes using signals
  • Background jobs and job control
  • Multiple commands and sub-shells
  • Command substitution
  • Batch jobs with at

Pipes and Filters

  • Command pipelines
  • Simple filters
  • Building complex filter pipelines
  • Using pipelines in problem solving

Organising Files

  • File ownership
  • File protection
  • Hard and soft links
  • Modifying file access attributes

Power Tools

  • Using diff and find
  • Regular expressions
  • Using regular expressions in a variety of UNIX tools
  • Overview of a stream editor sed

Writing Shell Scripts

  • Simple scripts
  • Positional parameters
  • Selection commands
  • Looping commands
  • Interactive input

Basic Communications

  • UNIX in a networked environment
  • TCP/IP utilities: ifconfig, ping, traceroute, hostname
  • Remote sessions with SSH suite of tools

Looking After a UNIX System

  • Starting and stopping the system
  • Adding users
  • Backup tools
  • Interfacing to tapes and disks
  • Working with DOS format files
  • Deferring tasks with at and batch

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