UNIX and Linux: Advanced User

Course ID: HLT 85990

Course Length: 3 days/26 hours

Course Description:
You know how to use the command line interface in UNIX and Linux to perform basic tasks. However, at times, you may need to perform certain complex tasks, which require a more detailed knowledge of the file-management and text-processing utilities. The UNIX and Linux: Advanced User course expands on some of the basic file-management and text-processing utilities and commands, and also introduces several advanced utilities and commands. The course provides a foundation for further studies in the UNIX and Linux programming or administration domains.

Course Objective:
You will customize the work environment on your computer, work with files using advanced commands and utilities, work with the text contained in files using text-processing commands and utilities, manage files using the advanced file management techniques, and work with shell scripts containing conditional and loop control statements.

Target Student:
Novice UNIX and/or Linux users who are migrating to a UNIX or Linux or to a mixed Windows/UNIX/Linux environment..

The user should be proficient in using the basic system functions, such as opening and saving files, managing windows, starting applications, and configuring desktop preferences of the Windows operating system. The user should also be familiar with personal computer (PC) concepts, such as hardware, software, processing, and data storage. The user should have taken UNIX and Linux: Fundamentals or possess equivalent knowledge.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Work with Files
  • Work with Text
  • Manage files by using advanced techniques
  • Advise management on automation and purchases
  • Work with shell scripts

Course Content

Lesson 1: Customizing the Shell Environment
Topic 1A: Understand the KornShell
Topic 1B: Display the Shell Variables
Topic 1C: Customize the KornShell Environmental Files
Topic 1D: Create Aliases

Lesson 2: Working with Files
Topic 2A: Redirect Output
Topic 2B: Combine Commands
Topic 2C: Perform Advanced File Searches
Topic 2D: Compare Files

Lesson 3: Working with Text
Topic 3A: Search for Text Patterns
Topic 3B: Work with Lines and Fields
Topic 3C: Format Text
Topic 3D: Locate Patterns and Process Text
Topic 3E: Process Text in Real Time

Lesson 4: Managing Files
Topic 4A: Determine the Disk Space Used by Files
Topic 4B: Manage Links
Topic 4C: Compress Files
Topic 4D: Archive Files

Lesson 5: Working with Shell Scripts
Topic 5A: Create Shell Scripts
Topic 5B: Execute Statements Conditionally
Topic 5C: Execute Statements Repeatedly
Topic 5D: Use Functions