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Fundamentals of Unix: Basics

Recommended Duration:
3 Days
SUN Solaris (V7-V10), IBM AIX V4.3, 5L (V5.1 and V5.2), HP-UX (V11 and V11i), and SGI IRIX V6.5, Linux (Red Hat * SuSe)

This course teaches the basic working environment of a Unix system. It introduces commonly required operations that can be performed by entering commands interactively in a command terminal, along with features in the Common Desktop (CDE) and Toolchest graphical environments.

Each participant will learn to use Korn Shell techniques and commands to maintain collections of files, create files using interactive editor utilities, create and execute basic command procedures, communicate

with other users, and tailor the interactive environment to meet their needs.

Developers, Programmers, and System Administrators needing to learn fundamental Unix skill.
This course is considered to be the basic Unix course. Experience with any (other) interactive system is helpful.
Major Topics
  • Understanding the User Environment
  • Unix (Solaris,AIX, HP-UX, IRIX,LInux) Software Overview
  • Process Concepts,
  • The CDE, Gnome, and Toolchest GUIs
  • Logging Into a UNIX System
  • Shell Syntax Rules
  • Command Line Editing
  • Obtaining help using man, CDE helpview and xman
  • Using the write and talk Utilities
  • Basic Network Operations
  • File Specification Syntax
  • Device Specifications
  • Directory Specifications
  • Usng the CDE dtfile and Toolchest file managers
  • Regular Expressions and Special Characters
  • Unix Commands to Manipulate Files
  • CDE and Toolchest utilities to manipulate files
  • File Protection Mechanisms
  • Using GUI-based editors (xedit,dtpad (CDE))
  • vi Editor
  • ex Editor (commands within vi)
  • Advanced Features of the vi Editor
  • Abbreviations, mapping keys
  • Improving the User Interface
  • Saving History Commands
  • Creating Command Aliases
  • Redirection of Input and Output
  • Using Hard and Symbolic Links
  • Process Control Commands
  • Shell Script Procedures;
  • Rules for Creating Procedures
  • The .profile Procedures
  • Print and Batch Mechanisms
  • The lpr and lp Commands and Options
  • Using the CDE and Toolchest print managers
  • The at Command and Options
  • Basic Archiving Techniques; tar Command and Options
  • Compressing tar archives with gzip

There are 5 machine exercises. All five Unix platforms will be available for lab