UNIX Tools and Shell Scripting Short Courses
|Start Date||Start Time||Duration||Cost||Course Code||Apply|
|Wednesday 23 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£390.00||CE2572||Enrollment Closed|
Robert Stephenson is a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University. He has a BSc, Mathematics and Computing (UNL) and MSc, Data Communications, Networks and Distributed Systems (UCL).
Basic knowledge of a programming language and experience of networked IT environments.
What will I learn?
- Revision of basic and frequently used Unix commands - ls, cp, ps, cat, sort, find, chmod etc.
- Overview of the main programming tools available to the Unix administrator: the programmable Unix shell, sed and awk. The importance of the programming tools to the Unix administrator - the automation of regular administrative tasks
- Writing Bourne shell scripts (programs). Creating scripts using the built-in commands as building blocks. Making scripts executable. Controlling the way Unix executes shell programs
- Writing versions of the built-in commands - e.g cat
- Inter process communication using pipes. Standard input and output and using redirection
- Introduction to basic programming techniques - iteration and the use of conditional expressions. Processing command line arguments and other lists. The test command. The expr command
- Review of some scripts of particular importance to administrators - a script to add users to the system, scripts that control the user's environment
- The init process and its importance. Introduction to the way Unix creates processes - parent and child processes
- Run levels and the scripts that control the movement between run levels
- An overview of the architecture of TCP/IP. RPC (Remote Procedure Call). Systems that use RPC - the Network Information System (NIS) and the Network File System (NFS)
- How to integrate local and remote files into one file hierarchy - NFS and the fstab file
- How NIS provides an alternate way of administrating a Unix system. Advantages and disadvantages of using NIS
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- understand how to write Bourne shell scripts, using basic programming structures (conditional statements, iteration)
- identify elements of the awk and sed programming languages
- be familiar with some of the key elements of the work of a Unix administrator.
Frisch A., (2002) Essential System Administration, O'Reilly UK
Kernighan B.W. and Pike R., (1984) The Unix Programming Environment, Prentice Hall
Dougherty D. and Robbins A., (1996) sed and awk, O'Reilly UK