Introduction to UNIX Training

Level: Foundation
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Arm yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to administer and support UNIX — a highly reliable OS for environments ranging from mission-critical clusters and servers, to workstations and desktops. This Introduction to UNIX training course provides you with the foundational knowledge needed to locate files by name, owner, type and other characteristics; navigate the UNIX directory hierarchy; manipulate files; and control file access. You also learn to customize the KornShell, and extract and process information with filters and pipes.

Key Features of this Introduction to UNIX Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To

  • Administer and support UNIX in your environment
  • Manage data, execute commands, and customize your environment
  • Navigate the UNIX directory hierarchy, manipulate files, and control file access
  • Interact with and customize the KornShell
  • Extract and process information with filters and pipes



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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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Introduction to UNIX Course Information

  • Software

    • This course uses OpenSolaris
    • Concepts taught are applicable to all UNIX distributions

Introduction to UNIX Course Outline

  • Interacting with UNIX

    The command-line interface

    • Role of the shell
    • Command format and syntax

    Browsing online documentation

    • Displaying man pages
    • Accessing web reference sources
  • Managing Files

    Essential file housekeeping tools

    • Copying: cp
    • Renaming: mv
    • Removing: rm
    • Linking: ln
    • Editing: vi
    • Printing: lp, lpr

    Displaying and interpreting file attributes

    • Listing files with ls and ls -l
    • Identifying file type, owner, group, size, modification time and index number

    Establishing access permissions with chmod

    • Symbolic notation
    • Octal notation
  • Navigating Directories

    The UNIX directory hierarchy

    • Home, current and parent directories
    • Root directory and subdirectories

    Maintaining directories

    • Changing directory with cd
    • Making and removing directories

    Locating files with find

    • Searching using file attributes
    • Operating on found files
  • Working with the KornShell

    Command history facility

    • Listing past commands
    • Recalling and editing a previous command

    Employing KornShell tips and tricks

    • Filename "wildcards": * , ? , [ ]

    Personalizing your shell

    • Defining command aliases
    • Updating the start-up scripts
    • Setting shell variables and options
  • Accessing UNIX Servers from UNIX and Windows

    Logging into a remote server

    • Secure Shell
    • PuTTY
    • Telnet
    • Cygwin
    • Others

    Uploading and downloading files

    • Secure FTP
    • scp
    • FTP
    • WinSCP
    • Others
  • Taming Information with Filters

    The UNIX tool-building philosophy

    • Filtering data streams through pipelines
    • Redirecting standard input, output and error streams

    Extracting and restructuring data

    • Searching: grep
    • Sorting: sort
    • Editing: sed
    • Trimming: head and tail
    • Selecting: awk
    • Counting: wc

    Matching patterns with regular expressions

    • Metacharacter examples with grep
    • Substituting patterns with sed
    • Refining selections with awk
  • Developing and Executing Scripts

    Writing a simple script

    • Storing commands in a file
    • Marking the file executable

    Controlling flow of execution

    • Iterating through loops with for and while
    • Testing conditions with if/else
    • Choosing alternatives with case
    • Measuring disk space usage
    • Initiating and terminating daemons

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Introduction to UNIX Training FAQs

  • What software version is used on this Introduction to UNIX course?

    This course uses OpenSolaris.

  • I use a different UNIX distribution, is this Introduction to UNIX course still appropriate for me?

    Yes, the concepts covered in this course are applicable to all UNIX distributions.

  • Can I learn this Introduction to UNIX online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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