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Solaris Korn Shell Programming

This Solaris Korn 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 Solaris tools to manipulate text and incorporate 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.

Please Note:

  • 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.
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Learning Objectives

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

Pre-Requisites

The Solaris Korn Shell Programming course assumes knowledge of the Solaris Operating System to the level covered in the Solaris Introduction Course.  Some programming experience may also prove advantageous.

Pre-Requisite Courses
    * Solaris Introduction

Course Content

This Solaris Korn 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 Solaris tools to manipulate text and incorporate into Solaris shell scripts.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • 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 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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