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UNIX Shell Programming (SP)


Course Overview

This Unix Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing UNIX 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.

Who should attend

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


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

Course Objectives

  • 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.-