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Linux Advanced Shell Programming Tools (LASP)


Course Overview

The Linux Advanced Shell Programming Tools course is designed to give delegates practical experience using a range of Linux tools to manipulate text and incorporate them into Linux shell scripts.

Who should attend

Programmers, developers and system administrators who need to construct shell scripts and process text files using advanced text handling facilities.


The Linux Advanced Shell Programming Tools course assumes knowledge of the Linux Operating System to the level covered in the Linux Introduction (LI) course. Some shell programming experience to the level covered in Linux Shell Programming (LSP) is also necessary.

Course Objectives

To provide the knowledge and skills to make effective use of a wide range of standard Linux programming and development tools.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Backing up and restoring files with tar
  • Advanced tar commands
  • File compression
  • Scheduling background jobs with crontab and at
  • Comparing file contents
  • Splitting files based on content and context
  • Identifying and translating characters
  • Use og grep and regular expressions
  • Basic and advanced file editing with sed
  • Creating AWK program-files and scripts
  • Pattern matching with AWK
  • AWK variables, operators and arithmetic functions
  • AWK program control structures
  • AWK functions
  • AWK associative and multi-dimensional arrays
  • Various miscellaneous commands
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 1,345.—

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.

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