Linux Shell Scripting

PT9991
Summary
The course is designed to provide the skills necessary to automate tasks on a Unix or Linux system. Systems Administrators and Developers alike can avoid errors, save time and money by replacing repetitive work patterns with shell scripts. Care has been taken to present the class in a format that benefits all students, with or without previous programming experience. Early labs present the scripting process step by step, while later labs are presented in a challenge format. While official solutions to each lab task are provided, students are encouraged to create their own before examining the solution. In this way, more experienced students are challenged without overwhelming the less experienced.
Prerequisites
Participants must have a solid understanding of UNIX-based systems and proficiency on the UNIX or Linux command line.
Duration
2 Days/Lecture & Labs
Audience
This course is designed for Systems Administrators and Developers.
Topics
  • Introduction to the Shell
  • Shell Scripting Basics
  • Working with Files
  • Regular Expressions
  • Branching and Looping
  • Data Munging
  • Security, Whitespace and Other Gotchas
  • Challenge
  • EMACS
  • The Secure Shell (SSH)

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