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Linux shell scripting  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Linux shell scripting training course description

A practical introduction to writing scripts using the Bourne shell under any Linux operating system. Applicable for those using the Korn shell as well.

What will you learn
  • Read shell scripts.
  • Write shell scripts.
  • Use different types of quotes.
  • Recognise the role of shell scripts within the Linux system.
Linux shell scripting training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Programmers developing programs under UNIX.
    Administrators / support personnel who wish to find out more about the workings of Linux or write simple utility programs.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Linux Fundamentals

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
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Linux shell scripting training course contents

  • Review of Linux fundamentals
  • Basic shell scripts
  • What does the shell do? How are commands executed? Different shells. what is a shell script? Comments, creating shell scripts.

  • Variables
  • Setting variables, using variables, set, scope, export, sourcing, environmental variables, read.

  • Positional parameters
  • $0 to $9, $#, $* and others. shift parameter substitution.

  • Control statements
  • The test command The if statement while loops for loops The case statement.

  • Special characters
  • Redirection of errors, here documents, quoting.

  • Arithmetic in shell scripts
  • The expr command.

  • System shell scripts
  • Screen handling
  • The terminfo database, The tput command.

  • Advanced issues (optional session)
  • Shell functions, getopts, xargs, debugging shell scripts, portability issues. Extras in the Korn shell.

  • Optimising shell scripts
  • The time command, performance tips.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.