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Duration: 
3 Days - £1295
Course ID: 
n/a

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.

Introduction to Unix / Linux

Duration

3 days

Course Overview

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.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to work productively in the UNIX environment.

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

Target Audience

Anyone who needs to understand and use the UNIX Operating System.

Prerequisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for the UNIX Introduction course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous.

Course Contents

DAY 1

Course Introduction
Administration and Course Materials
Course Structure and Agenda
Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIX OPERATING SYSTEM
A brief history of UNIX
The UNIX kernel
The UNIX file system
Getting started navigating the file system
The file system structure
Directories and files
Pathnames
Navigating the file system
Exercise: Logging on to the system
Exercise: Navigating the file system

Session 2: BASIC COMMANDS
Command line syntax
Basic file handling commands
Basic Directory handling commands
Filename wildcard characters
Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Session 3: REDIRECTION AND PIPES
Input redirection
Output redirection
Pipes
Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

DAY 2

Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi EDITOR
Overview of the vi editor
Basic functions
Switching to input mode
Other useful commands
Exercises: Using the vi editor
Exercise: Using more advanced vi features

Session 5: SEARCHING AND REPLACING TEXT
Replacing text
Using the vi editor
Using sed for search and replace
Searching for text with grep
Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

Session 6: RECALLING AND EDITING COMMANDS
Overview
The bash shell
The korn shell
Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

Session 7: FILE PERMISSIONS AND ACCESS CONTROL
Users and user groups
File access permissions
Changing file attributes
Switching users and user groups
Linking files
Exercise: Setting and access permissions

DAY 3

Session 8: PROCESSES
What is a process?
Monitoring processes
Killing processes
Background processes
Job Control
Grouping commands
Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

Session 9: THE USER ENVIRONMENT
Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
Exercise: Setting up an environment

Session 10: MORE BASIC COMMANDS
The find command
The cut command
The sort command
The finger command
Exercise: Using file handling commands

Please call 0141 221 5676 for course information and available dates or email us at info@indiciatraining.com.

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