Curriculum Unix
Course Code AL32GB
Duration 5 Days
Price Available on request
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Course Description

Learn effective methods to create and use KornShell and Bourne Again SHell (bash) scripts and utilities. Shell scripts are often the key to becoming a productive AIX or Linux system administrator. During this course you will write simple programs that demonstrate your ability to write shell scripts in either an AIX or Linux environment.
Basic programming concepts are not taught in this course.

This course is designed for System administrators of Unix and Linux systems, application developers, programmers and anyone intending to write Korn or Bash shell scripts.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish Korn Shell and Bash Shell specific features
  • Use utilities such as sed and awk to manipulate data
  • Understand system shell scripts, such as /etc/shutdown
  • Write useful shell scripts to aid system administration

Course Modules

Basic shell concepts (7 topics)

  • Shell variables and positional parameters
  • Flow control in a shell script
  • Testing of return codes and traps
  • Functions and typeset
  • Shell features such as arithmetic and string handling
  • Using regular expressions
  • Using grep, sed, awk and other AIX utilities

Prerequisites

You should complete: - AIX 5L Basics (AU13) or - a Linux Basics course or understand the programming fundamentals of variables and flow control concepts, such as repetition and decision, or have working knowledge of UNIX or Linux, including the use of the vi editor, manipulating files and directories, basic variables, piping and redirection, and the find and grep commands.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor

  • AIX Basics (Official)

    Waste no time getting a firm grip on AIX - IBM's UNIX operating system - with the 4-day AIX Basics training course: a foundation for further AIX courses

    course code IBM-AU13 Onsite available

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