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Linux Shell Programming (LSP)


Course Overview

This Linux Bash Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing LINUX shell scripts. Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures. This course is not suitable for C shell programmers.

Examinations This Linux Shell Programming course (in conjunction with the Linux Introduction and Linux System Administration) will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1, exams LPI 101 and LPI 102). Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The LPI website lists website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly. Exams are not included as part of the course.

Who should attend

Programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand existing shell scripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.


The Linux Shell Programming course assumes knowledge of the LINUX Operating System to the level covered in the Linux Introduction (LI) course. Some programming experience may also prove advantageous.

Course Objectives

The delegates will practise:

  • Writing simple scripts to enhance basic command output
  • Using the various shell quoting mechanisms appropriately
  • Manipulating shell variables and user-defined variables in scripts
  • Implementing conditional execution facilities
  • Using the shell's built-in loop constructs where appropriate
  • Writing scripts to trap user interrupts
  • User defined Functions
  • Developing menu-driven shell scripts
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 850.-