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Unix/Linux Fundamentals

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the UNIX operating system. At the end of the course delegates will have the fundamental skills required to login to a Unix system, manage files and directories, use Unix commands and manage processes, use an editor, access the electronic mail facility and create simple shell scripts. This course is suitable for users of both Unix and Linux.

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Delegates should be computer literate and familiar with the basic usage of an operating system, although no prior knowledge of UNIX is required.

Course Content

                 History of UNIX    
                 UNIX Features    
                 UNIX System V    
                 Logging In    
                 The passwd Command    
                 Logging Out    
                 Basic UNIX Commands: date, who, cal, bc,passwd    
                 Terminal Characteristics: stty    
                 The File System    
                 File System Layout    
                 File Storage Layout    
                 The User and The File System    
                 Files and Directories    
                 Wild Card Characters: *,?, []    
                 Changing Directory: cd, pwd    
                 Listing Files: ls    
                 Sub-Directories: mkdir, rmdir    
                 Standard Output Redirection: >    
                 Standard Input Redirection: <    
                 Displaying And Creating Files: cat, more, less, pg, file    
                 The Copy Command: cp    
                 The Move Command: mv    
                 The Remove Command: rm    
                 Linking Files: ln    
                 Symbolic links    
                 Printing: lp, lpr, lpstat    
                 File Permissions: ugo, rwx    
                 Changing Permissions: chmod    
                 Changing Default Permissions: umask    
                 Changing File Ownership: chown, chgrp    
                 UNIX & Linux Editors    
                 Invoking the vi Editor    
                 Entering Text    
                 Opening New Lines    
                 Further Cursor Movements    
                 Exiting and saving text    
                 Yanking (Copying) Text    
                 Changing Text    
                 Replacing Text    
                 Summary of Delete, Yank and Change command family    
                 Copying and Pasting text    
                 Named Buffers    
                 Joining Lines    
                 The Undo Command    
                 Repeat Last Command    
                 Current Line Number    
                 Set Commands    
                 Command Multipliers    
                 Pattern Searching    
                 The ex Editor    
                 Global Substitution    
                 The nano Editor    
                 The Sort Command    
                 Word Counting: wc    
                 File Comparison:  cmp, comm    
                 Duplicate Lines: uniq    
                 Filters: tee    
                 Search Path    
                 Search Criteria    
                 Logical Operators    
                 Regular Expressions    
                 Invoking A Shell    
                 Command Arguments    
                 Quotation Marks    
                 Shell Variables    
                 Defining Variables    
                 Exporting Variables    
                 Environment Variables    
                 User Profiles    
                 Process Status    
                 Killing Processes    
                 Foreground Processes    
                 Background Processes    
                 File Descriptors    
                 The BASH shell    
                 Using BASH    
                 Customizing BASH    
                 Useful shortcuts in the command line    
                 Shell syntax that has changed from Bourne shell to BASH    
                 X Windows    
                 The man command    
                 The info command    
                 Other sources of help

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