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HP-UX Posix Shell Programming

This Hewlett Packard HP-UX Posix Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing shell scripts.  Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures.

The course also gives practical experience using a range of HP-UX tools to manipulate text and incorporate into HP-UX shell scripts.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Programmers, developers and system administrators who need to construct shell scripts using advanced text handling facilities.

The HP-UX Posix Shell Programming course assumes knowledge of the HP-UX Operating System to the level covered in the HP-UX Introduction course. Some programming experience may also prove advantageous.

Learning Objectives

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to develop and customise shell programs and to make effective use of a wide range of standard HP-UX programming and development tools.


Pre-Requisite Courses

    * HP-UX Introduction

Course Content

Skills Gained

The delegates will practise:

    * Writing simple scripts to enhance basic command output
    * Using the various shell quoting mechanisms appropriately
    * Manipulating shell variables and user-defined variables in scripts
    * Implementing conditional execution facilities
    * Using the shell's built-in loop constructs where appropriate
    * Writing scripts to trap user interrupts
    * User defined Functions
    * Developing menu-driven shell scripts
    * Backing up and restoring files
    * Scheduling background jobs using cron and at
    * Using file comparison utilities
    * Using the head and tail utilities
    * Using the cut and paste utilities
    * Using split and csplit
    * Identifying and translating characters
    * Sorting files
    * Using regular expressions
    * Translating characters in a file
    * Selecting text from files with the grep family of commands
    * Editing text files with sed
    * Creating programs with awk

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