Multi-vendor Unix Fundamentals
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Multi-Vendor UNIX Fundamentals course will provide the delegates with transferable skills, and – equally important – will give them appreciation of working in a multi-vendor UNIX environment. The course concentrates on the common approach to the variants of UNIX whilst looking at some specific areas of particular systems and shells.
The platform used for practical exercises is Linux, with SSH access provided to at least one other version of UNIX, for example HP-UX.
The course explains how to use the basic facilities of a UNIX system and demystifies most of the major concepts and principles of UNIX operation. We discuss the role the shell plays in interfacing with the operating system, analyse the file system and explore file, directory and data manipulation utilities.
We also take a look at more advanced use of the shell, including a brief introduction to shell scripts (command or batch files) and how to use them to automate repetitive tasks. There is a very useful overview of simple UNIX system administration and network communication utilities.
Hands-on work (labs, demos and interactive exercises) accounts for nearly half of the course. Each lab session is carefully structured to lead you through the concepts of the preceding chapter, thereby building knowledge and confidence in using UNIX. Each delegate is assigned his/her own machine, and all machines are configured as a network.
We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.
Introduction (5 topics)
- What is Unix?
- Good and bad points
- Unix users
- Logging in and out
- Basic commands
The File System (4 topics)
- File system concepts
- Navigating the file system
- Manipulating files and directories
- Examining file contents
The vi Editor (3 topics)
- Concepts of the visual editor
- Useful vi commands
- Extended vi commands
The Korn Shell (6 topics)
- What is a shell?
- Shell as a command line interpreter
- Commands and arguments
- Using wildcards
- Command history and line editing
The Shell Environment (5 topics)
- Shell variables
- Customising user's environment
- The search path
- Korn shell aliases
- Startup files: /etc/profile, .profile and .kshrc
Command Input and Output (3 topics)
- Unix I/O streams
- Standard input, output and error
- I/O redirection using >, >> and <
Processes (5 topics)
- Programs, processes and signals
- Background jobs and job control
- Multiple commands and sub-shells
- Command substitution
- Batch jobs
Pipes and Filters (4 topics)
- Command pipelines
- Simple filters
- Building complex filter pipelines
- Using pipelines in problem solving
Organising Files (4 topics)
- File ownership
- File protection
- Hard and soft links
- Modifying file access attributes
Power Tools (4 topics)
- Using diff and find
- Regular expressions
- Performing searches using a variety of Unix tools
- Stream editor: sed
Writing Shell Scripts (5 topics)
- Simple scripts
- Positional parameters
- Selection commands
- Looping commands
- Interactive input
Basic Communications (3 topics)
- Unix in a networked environment
- TCP/IP utilities: telnet, ping and ftp
- Unix 'r' (remote) commands: rlogin, rsh and rcp
Looking After a Unix System (7 topics)
- Starting and stopping the system
- Adding users
- Backup tools
- Interfacing to tapes and disks
- Working with DOS format files
- Defering tasks with at and batch
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