UNIX Introduction

Course Code: UI

Duration: 3 days

 
 

UNIX Introduction Course Overview

This Unix Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the UNIX Operating System. The most commonly used unix commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities. The mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment are discussed and the main features of the Korn/Posix/Bash Shells are introduced.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to work productively in the UNIX environment.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to understand and use the UNIX Operating System.

There are no formal pre-requisites for the UNIX Introduction course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
  • Using the shell's redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi editor
  • Setting and changing access permissions on files
  • Monitoring and controlling their own processes
  • Using the basic file and text searching utilities, including regular expressions (regex)
  • Customising their own login environment

UNIX Introduction Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIX OPERATING SYSTEM

  • A brief history of UNIX
  • The UNIX kernel
  • The UNIX file system
  • Getting started navigating the file system
  • The file system structure
  • Directories and files
  • Pathnames
  • Navigating the file system
  • Exercise: Logging on to the system
  • Exercise: Navigating the file system

Session 2: BASIC COMMANDS

  • Command line syntax
  • Basic file handling commands
  • Basic Directory handling commands
  • Filename wildcard characters
  • Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Session 3: REDIRECTION AND PIPES

  • Input redirection
  • Output redirection
  • Pipes
  • Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

UNIX Introduction Training Course

Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi EDITOR

  • Overview of the vi editor
  • Basic functions
  • Switching to input mode
  • Other useful commands
  • Exercises: Using the vi editor
  • Exercise: Using more advanced vi features

Session 5: SEARCHING AND REPLACING TEXT

  • Searching and replacing text using the vi editor
  • Using regular expressions (regex)
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep, egrep and fgrep
  • Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

Session 6: RECALLING AND EDITING COMMANDS

  • Overview
  • The bash shell
  • The korn shell
  • Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

Session 7: FILE PERMISSIONS AND ACCESS CONTROL

  • Users and user groups
  • File access permissions
  • Changing file attributes
  • Switching users and user groups
  • Linking files
  • Exercise: Setting and access permissions

UNIX Introduction Training Course

Session 8: FILTERING TEXT

  • Overview
  • The cut command
  • An introduction to awk
  • The nl command
  • Exercises: Filtering Text

Session 9: PROCESSES

  • What is a process?
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Background processes
  • Job Control
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

Session 10: THE USER ENVIRONMENT

  • Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  • Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
  • Exercise: Setting up an environment

Session 11: MORE BASIC COMMANDS

  • The find command
  • Using xargs command
  • The locate command
  • The df command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • Finding duplicate content
  • The finger and pinky commands
  • Exercise: More Basic Commands
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this UNIX Introduction training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and an understanding of operating systems is required.

Course Reviews

Course was very well run, John was excellent at delivering and making sure everyone understood.

Thomas - database administrator - NHS - July 2021


Very good course overall. I now have further understanding about the course and feel more comfortable using the UNIX System. A big thanks to the trainer - very friendly character and a very good teacher. Would highly recommend.

Kelvin - Technical Operator - IT


Very clear instruction and guidance, have gained a good understanding of Unix. Both instruction and documentation has been great for me as I had no background knowledge of Unix or programming of any sort. This course will allow me to take on my new job role with greater competence and confidence. I would certainly recommend the course to others who might need it and will be considering more in depth courses in future.

Jonathan - Government


Superb Course, the trainer was brilliant and the details within the course easy to follow and understand.

Anthony - Control-M Admin - Broadcasting/TV/Film/Music


Really enjoyed the course which was quite a surprise as I tend to shy away from "technical" courses. The trainer was very knowledgeable and approachable for the whole 3 days and explained things in a way that was fairly easy to understand.

Karen - Business Systems Analyst - Utilities


This has been a good grounding of UNIX, didn't know a lot before. I have now gained a good grounding to go a way and put in to practice what I have learnt.

Brian - Computer Analyst - Broadcasting/TV/Film/Music


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