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Solaris Korn Shell Programming

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Name Solaris Korn Shell Programming
DescriptionThis 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.Skills GainedThe 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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London - City
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426997

Overview

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.

This 5-day Solaris Korn Shell Programming course combines the Solaris Shell Programming and Solaris Advanced Shell Programming Tools courses. If the dates allocated to this 5-day course are not suitable, then this course can also be booked by selecting dates from both the Solaris Shell Programming and the Solaris Advanced Shell Programming Tools courses. The Shell Programming course should be attended first and may start on either a Monday or a Thursday.

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.

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
  • Advanced tar commands
  • File compression
  • Scheduling background jobs with crontab and at
  • Comparing file contents
  • Splitting files based on content and context
  • Identifying and translating characters
  • Use og grep and regular expressions
  • Basic and advanced file editing with sed
  • Creating AWK program-files and scripts
  • Pattern matching with AWK
  • AWK variables, operators and arithmetic functions
  • AWK program control structures
  • AWK functions
  • AWK associative and multi-dimensional arraysli>
  • Various miscellaneous commands

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

Follow-On Courses

  • Solaris 10 System Administration - Part
  • Oracle SQL


Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: UNIX COMMAND REVIEW

  • Basic Unix commands
  • General commands
  • File and directory handling commands
  • Filename generation characters
  • I/O Redirection features
  • Other commands

Session 2: GETTING STARTED

  • What is a shell script?
  • Development guidelines
  • Creating and editing shell scripts
  • Naming and storing shell scripts
  • Executing shell scripts
  • Exercise: Write a simple shell script

Session 3: USING VARIABLES

  • Environment variables
  • Local variables
  • Assigning values to variables
  • Assessing variable values
  • Using quotes
  • Delimiting variable names
  • Echo control sequences
  • Exercise: Add variables to a script

Session 4: INTEGER ARITHMETIC

  • Using the expr command
  • Using the (( )) notation
  • Exercises: Add integer arithmetic to a shell script

Session 5: HANDLING RUN TIME DATA

  • The read command
  • Command line arguments
  • Exercise: Writing a generic shell script
  • Exercise: Writing an interactive shell script

Session 7: ADDITIONAL KORN, BASH & POSIX SYNTAX

  • Other test notations
  • Default and substitute variables
  • Exit status codes
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 8: LOOP CONSTRUCTS

  • The while loop
  • The until loop
  • The for loop
  • The while true and until false loops
  • Loop control commands
  • Exercise: Enhancing the previously written scripts
  • Exercise: Writing a script to copy files using a 'for' loop
  • Exercise: Writing a script to generate numbers with the 'while' loop

Session 9: MULTI-BRANCH DECISIONS

  • The case statement
  • Menu driven applications
  • Exercise: Developing and writing a menu system

Session 10: FUNCTIONS

  • What is a function?
  • Syntax
  • Examples
  • Creating a Function Library
  • Exercise: Add a function to a script

Session 11: INTERRUPT HANDLING

  • Interrupt signals
  • Trapping interrupts
  • Exercise: Adding traps to the menu script

Session 12: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FACILITIES

  • The exec commands
  • The includes notation
  • More about loops
  • Arrays
  • Here Documents
  • Exercise: Create a here script

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 13: BACKUP AND RESTORE UTILITIES

  • Backing-up and restoring files
  • Basic and advanced use of tar
  • Compression utilities gzip, bzip2, zip and compress
  • Exercise: Backing up and restoring files using tar
  • Exercises: Compressing files

Session 14: BACKGROUND JOB SCHEDULING

  • Scheduling jobs with the cron command
  • Scheduling jobs with the at command
  • Exercises: Running background jobs

Session 15: COMMANDS FOR COMPARING FILES

  • Compare two files with the cmp command
  • Compare two files with the comm command
  • Compare two files with the diff and sdiff commands
  • Compare large files with the bdiff command
  • Exercises: Identifying file differences

Session 16: SPLITTING FILES

  • The split and csplit commands
  • Exercises: Splitting files

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 17: IDENTIFYING AND TRANSLATING CHARACTERS

  • od - octal dump
  • Use cat to display non-printing characters
  • The expand and unexpand commands to convert between tab and space characters
  • The tr command for character translation
  • Exercises: Translating characters with tr

Session 18: REGULAR EXPRESSION NOTATION REVIEW

  • Standard regular expressions
  • Extended regular expressions

Session 19: THE STREAM EDITOR sed

  • sed command line syntax
  • sed script files
  • sed command processing
  • sed addresses and simple instructions
  • sed pattern space and hold space
  • Grouping sed commands
  • Hold and get functions
  • Advanced flow control
  • Exercises: Text processing with sed

Session 20: FUNDAMENTALS OF AWK

  • Basic AWK usage
  • AWK program-files
  • AWK scripts
  • AWK variables
  • Pattern matching with AWK
  • AWK extended patterns
  • AWK operators
  • AWK arithmetic operations
  • AWK output
  • Formatting output with printf
  • Exercises: Create awk scripts to extract selected data from a file and generate reports

Course Contents - DAY 5

Session 21: AWK PROGRAM CONTROL STRUCTURES

  • The BEGIN and END functions
  • The AWK if construct
  • The AWK else if construct
  • The AWK while construct
  • Other program control statements
  • The AWK break, continue and exit statements
  • User defined functions
  • Exercises: Create AWK scripts and program-files utilising program control structures

Session 22: AWK FUNCTIONS

  • AWK string functions
  • AWK length, tolower, toupper, index, sub, gsub, match, substr, split, sprintf, system and getline functions
  • Exercises: Generate AWK scripts and program-files to extract and format data using AWK functions

Session 23: AWK ARRAYS

  • AWK associative arrays
  • Multi-dimensional arrays
  • Exercises: Create AWK associative arrays to process text files and generate reports

Session 24: MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS

  • bc (calculator)
  • fuser (testing for files in use)
  • getops (checking options passed to shell scripts)
  • printf (formatting screen output)
  • logger (script logging)
  • xargs (generating arguments for a command)
  • eval (re-evaluating variables)
  • Exercises: Using tools within a shell script

London - Barbican

Location:

Barbican Training Centre
6 Long Lane
London
EC1A 9HF

 

Directions:

By Rail

Farringdon Main Line Station is within walking distance of the Training premises.  Turn left outside the station and follow Cowcross Street to the end. Turn left into Charterhouse Street.  Turn right into Hayne Street and then left into Long Lane.  The Training premises are situated 200 yards on the left-hand side of the road.

By Tube


Barbican Station is on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines.  Turn right out of the station and then right into Long Lane.  The Training premises are 50 yards on the right hand side of the road.

By Road

Barbican is situated on the main A1 road. An NCP Car Park is located in the Barbican Centre.  The cost is approximately £16 per day.

Entry

To gain entry on arrival, press the intercom button.  Take the lift to the 3rd floor, go through the doors on the right and report to Reception.

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