HP-UX Introduction

Course Code: HI

Duration: 3 days

 
 

HP-UX Introduction Course Overview

This Hewlett Packard HP-UX Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the HP-UX Operating System. The most commonly used commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities.

The course discusses the mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment 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 HP-UX environment.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to understand and use the HP-UX Operating System.

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

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • The history of the UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • Navigating and creating files and directories within the UNIX filesystem
  • Navigating and searching manual pages
  • Structuring commands
  • File and directory management commands
  • Shell redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi / Vim editor
  • Customising the vi / Vim environment
  • Searching and replacing text and regular expressions (regex)
  • Recalling and editing commands with the Bash and Korn Shell
  • Setting and changing file and directory permissions
  • Creating hard and symbolic links
  • Filtering text with cut and Awk
  • Monitoring and killing processes and process priorities
  • Configuring the Shell environment and variables
  • The find and locate commands
  • Further basic commands

HP-UX Introduction Training Course

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE HP-UX OPERATING SYSTEM

  • A brief history of UNIX / Linux
  • The UNIX / Linux kernel
  • The UNIX / Linux file system structure
  • File and directory management commands
  • Absolute vs Relative Pathnames
  • Further basic commands
  • 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 and Output redirection
  • Redirecting errors
  • Piping commands
  • Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

HP-UX Introduction Training Course

Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi/Vim EDITOR

  • Overview of the vi/Vim editor
  • The language of vi
  • Undoing and Redoing changes
  • Input Mode and Last Line Mode
  • Further vi functions
  • Executing commands within vi / Vim
  • Customising the vi / Vim Environment
  • Getting Help
  • Exercises: Using the vi editor

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

HP-UX 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 HP-UX Introduction training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and an understanding of operating systems is required.

Course Reviews

I have only been in my current job role for about 8 weeks and I found that the course content/delivery supported my learning. The overview of the course and practical exercises helped me to get a broader understanding of how the UNIX system operates; coupled with the support and patience of the course tutor.

Chris - Database Administrator


Mark is the best lecturer I have ever had in my career. This was really very useful course. Thank you.

Jakub - Transport


This Course was very helpfull and gave me more understanding about Unix with useful example which I can relate to in my role.

Laura - PLM Service Desk Technician - Construction


Course laid out very well and presented brilliantly. Trainer was very good at explaining and certainly took the time to help anyone who needed it. Would highly recommend.

Sean - Analyst Programmer


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