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Solaris Advanced Shell Programming Tools

This Solaris Korn Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience using a range of Solaris tools to manipulate text and incorporate them into Solaris shell scripts.

Who will the Course Benefit?
Programmers, developers and system administrators who need to construct shell scripts using advanced text handling facilities.

Learning Objectives

To provide the knowledge and skills to make effective use of a wide range of standard Solaris programming and development tools.


The Solaris Advanced Shell Programming Tools course assumes knowledge of the Solaris Operating System to the level covered in the Solaris Introduction Course.  Some shell programming experience to the level covered in Solaris Shell Programming is also necessary.

Pre-Requisite Courses

    * Solaris Introduction
    * Solaris Shell Programming

Course Content

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Backing up and restoring files with tar
  • File compression
  • Scheduling background jobs with crontab and at
  • Comparing file contents
  • Splitting files
  • Identifying and translating characters
  • Review of  regular expressions
  • Editing text files with sed
  • Pattern scanning and report generating with awk
  • Debugging awk scripts
  • Miscellaneous commands

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