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Multi-vendor UNIF Fundamentals (UNIXFUND)


Course Overview

This Unix Operating System and Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the UNIX Operating System. The most commonly used unix commands are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities. The mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment are discussed and the main features of the Korn/Posix/Bash Shells are introduced. It is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing shellscripts. Most of the built-in unix shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures.

Who should attend

For the UNIX Fundamentals course, there are no formal pre-requisites, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous. Programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand the UNIX Operating system, existing shellscripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this UNIX Fundamentals training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and an understanding of operating systems is required.

Some programming experience may also prove advantageous.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to work productively in a UNIX environment to develop and customise shell programs.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
  • Using the shell's redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi editor
  • Setting and changing access permissions on files
  • Monitoring and controlling their own processes
  • Using the basic file and text searching utilities including regular expressions (regex)
  • Customising their own login environment
  • 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 shellscripts
Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • £ 1,775.—
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 1,775.—

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.

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