FUNDAMENTALS OF UNIX

Unix Training Overview

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the full range of UNIX user commands and utilities. Students will develop shell programming and vi editing skills.

Unix Training Audience

End-users and programmers who are new to the UNIX environment.

Unix Training Prerequisites

None

Unix Training Course duration

4 Days

Unix Training Course outline

Getting Started

  • What is UNIX?
  • A Brief History of UNIX
  • Logging In
  • Logging Out
  • Try a Few More Commands
  • Changing Your Password
  • Using On-line Manuals
  • The File System - Files
  • What is a File?
  • The ls Command
  • The cat Command
  • The more and pg Commands
  • The head and tail Commands
  • The cp Command
  • The mv Command
  • The rm Command
  • File names
  • The File System - Directories
  • Hierarchical File System
  • Pathnames
  • The pwd Command - Print Working Directory
  • The cd Command - Change Directory
  • The mkdir Command - Make Directories
  • The rmdir Command - Remove Directories
  • The cp Command (again) - Copy Files
  • Two useful directory names - . and ..
  • Editing With vi
  • What is vi?
  • The vi Buffering Process
  • Command Mode and Insert Mode
  • Modes Diagram
  • Getting Started
  • Moving the Cursor Around
  • Inserting Text
  • Deleting a Character or Line
  • Undo Last Command
  • Opening a New Line
  • Save Your Work or Abort the Session
  • Review of vi Commands
  • More Editing With vi
  • Scrolling the Buffer
  • Cursor Motion Commands - w, W, b, B, e, E
  • Cursor Motion Commands - $, ^, 0, G
  • Cursor Motion Commands - f, t, F, T
  • Delete Operator - d
  • Change Operator - c
  • Yank Operator - y
  • Put Commands - p, P
  • Searching For a Pattern - /, n, N, ?
  • The join Command
  • The file Command - :f
  • Edit file Command - :e
  • Cut and Paste Between Files
  • Read file Command - :r
  • Set options Command
  • Set options Command - .exrc file
  • Personal Utilities
  • The date Utility
  • The bc Utility
  • The expr Utility
  • The cal Utility
  • The news Utility
  • The id Utility
  • The uname Utility
  • The finger Utility
  • The script Utility
  • The clear Utility
  • Appendix: The at and crontab Utilities
  • Text Handling Utilities
  • The grep Utility
  • The tr Utility
  • The cut Utility
  • The paste Utility
  • The sort Utility
  • The wc Utility
  • The diff Utility
  • The lp Utility
  • File System Security
  • File Permissions
  • The chmod Utility
  • Directory Permissions
  • The umask Command
  • File System Management Utilities
  • The find Utility
  • The df Utility
  • The du Utility
  • Compressing Files
  • The ln Utility
  • The ulimit Utility
  • The tar Utility
  • Communication Utilities
  • The write and talk Utilities
  • The mesg Utility
  • Mail Overview
  • The mail Utility
  • The mailx Utility
  • Using the Shell
  • What is a Shell?
  • Which Shell?
  • The Command Line
  • Standard Input, Standard Output and Standard Error
  • Using Default Standard In and Standard Output
  • I/O Redirection
  • Appending Output of a File
  • Pipes
  • The tee Utility
  • Filename Generation
  • Filename Generation
  • The ? special Character
  • The * special Character
  • The [ ] special Characters
  • The ! special Characters
  • UNIX Processes
  • What is a Process?
  • Process Structure
  • The ps Utility
  • Options to the ps Utility
  • Background Commands (&)
  • Killing Background Processes
  • Redirecting the Standard Error
  • Shell Programming Concepts
  • What is a Shell?
  • What is a Shell Script?
  • Why Use Shell Scripts?
  • Flow Control
  • The Exit Status of Commands
  • Command Line Examples
  • The test Command
  • The if-then-else Construct
  • The elif Construct
  • A loop Example
  • Variables
  • User Created Variables
  • The read Command
  • The Shell Environment
  • The export Command
  • Sub-shells
  • Command Substitution
  • Quoting Mechanisms
  • Assigning Variables - Summary
  • Special Variables
  • Command Line Arguments
  • $# - Number of Arguments
  • The shift Command
  • $* - All Arguments
  • $$ - PID of Shell
  • More Flow Control
  • The for Loop
  • The while Loop
  • The Case Construct
  • Appendix: Korn shell features
  • Viewing your Command History
  • Editing and Re-executing Commands
  • Aliases

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