An introduction to using the UNIX operating system focussing on the command line. Appropriate for all versions of UNIX. The starting point for all UNIX work, we concentrate on the technical aspects rather than issues such as using browsers. The course is heavily practical in nature.
Anybody who needs to use a UNIX system.
Operating systems, UNIX flavours, UNIX features.
Logging in, changing passwords, logging out.
Command structure. The UNIX manuals, basic commands (who, date, tty, uname, echo, banner...)
Home directories, manipulating files and directories, Filesystem layout, Pathnames, hard and symbolic links.
ed, vi, shell escapes, .exrc
grep, find, cut, sort and paste
Theory, chmod, chown, newgrp..
ps, kill, background processes, at, exec, priorities.
Metacharacters, piping and redirection.
What are shell scripts? Simple scripts, control structures. Variables. Arguments.
Environmental variables, stty, .profile and other startup files
Bash and other shells, the history facility, command line editing, aliases, job control, miscellaneous features.
The root user, su and tar
Backups, tar, cpio, dd, gzip.
Main hardware components, Unix device drivers.
IP configuration, ifconfig, ping, netstat, traceroute, dig.
"Course was tailored to our requirements. Very flexible."
"I’ve found it very useful and the course was very well put together and delivered."
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.