UNIX and Linux: Advanced User
Course SpecificationsCourse number: 085990
Course length: 2.0 day(s)
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
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.
Prerequisites: 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.
- One system for the instructor and one system per student—both
instructor and student machines to be installed with Fedora Core 9.
- A display system to project the instructor’s computer
- Ethernet HUB or Switch (The number of ports depend on the
number of student machines).
- LAN cables.
Linux System Hardware Requirements
- 512 MB of memory or higher
- 20 GB of free disk space or more
- A Pentium IV processor or higher
- DVD drive (Boot capable)
- Generic keyboard and mouse
- Display card (VGA - 256 color 800x600)
- Network Interface Cards (NIC)
- Generic monitor
Linux System Software Requirements
- A licensed copy of Fedora Core 9 for the instructor and students.
Performance-Based ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- customize the UNIX and Linux shell environment.
- work with files.
- work with text.
- manage files by using advanced techniques.
- work with shell scripts.
- 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