Intermediate Unix Training Course

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Duration Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements


Overview Overview

Course Outline Course Outline


  • Recap the basics
  • History of Unix
  • Unique features of Unix
  • Login & Logout
  • The structure of Unix

The Shells

  • sh, ksh, csh, bash
  • The command line
  • Running commands
  • File wildcards
  • Aliases
  • Command substitution
  • Shell variables
  • Special shell variables
  • Command history
  • Input and Output
  • stdin, stdout, stderr
  • redirecting output, errors, input
  • combining output
  • Pipes & filters

Editing in Unix

  • Unix editors genealogy
  • Ed, ex, vi and emacs
  • vi tutorial
  • emacs (optional)

Unix Files

  • The file system
  • File names and extensions
  • Directories
  • Moving around directories
  • Files - where are things?
  • File devices
  • Listing files
  • Looking at file contents
  • Manipulating files
  • Finding files
  • Comparing files

Unix Processes

  • What are Processes?
  • Viewing Processes
  • ps and top
  • signals & kill
  • Controlling Jobs
  • Scheduling

Unix tools

  • Filters & tools
  • cat, tee, grep
  • Regular expressions
  • tr, cut, sort, uniq
  • sed and awk
  • od, strings

Unix Shell Scripts

  • The basics
  • Comments
  • Creating output
  • Interactive input
  • I/O
  • Script arguments
  • Special variables
  • Permissions & PATH
  • Return codes
  • Conditional tests
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • The case command
  • Shell functions
  • Options
  • Debugging

Unix Networking

  • TCP/IP
  • Generic Applications
  • FTP
  • telnet
  • The "r" commands

System Administration

  • A brief introduction


  • Opportunity for review, final questions and further hands-on


Hands-On includes:

  • Logging in and out
  • Using the Unix shell
  • Starting stopping and managing processes
  • Creating files with vi
  • Managing files and directories
  • Creating shell scripts
  • Using network tools

Bookings, Prices and Enquiries

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Public Classroom Public Classroom
From $8200
Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet. More Information

The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 $8200 $4550
2 $4625 $2750
3 $3433 $2150
4 $2838 $1850
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