Korn and Bash Shell Programming

5 Day Course
Code AL32GB

This course has been retired. The AIX Korn Shell Programming course is recommended as a possible alternative.


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


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.

  • 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

    4 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code AN10G
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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