Linux Training: Mastering Essential Commands


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Mastering Essential Commands (Linux Training) teaches new users how work with Linux . The course starts from the ground up, and quickly introduces participants to command line scripting, getting help, file and directory manipulation, I/O redirection, piping & more. The training also includes regular expression, grep & awk and task automating using shell scripting.

Course Dates and Pricing


Oct 9 - 12, 2018$2,775.00Nov 6 - 9, 2018$2,775.00Dec 4 - 7, 2018$2,775.00

Course Outline

Essential UNIX Commands

File and directory manipulation
I/O redirection and pipes
Writing shell startup files
Using the shell command history

Finding UNIX Documentation

The man command
Other manual page browsers

UNIX regular expressions

The meta character set
Building search patterns
Developing extended regular expressions

Using the grep command

Processing files
Processing command output

The characteristics of a UNIX filter

Reading from standard input
Writing to standard output and standard error

Common UNIX filters

Editing the output of commands with the stream editor sed
Translating characters with tr
Sorting files and command output
Comparing different versions of files
Using other common filters: cut, uniq tee
Combining filters for complex text processing
Executing filter commands with find

RESTRUCTURING DATA WITH AWK

Testing and extracting fields from structured input
Performing arithmetic calculations
Writing useful awk one-liners
Matching patterns with extended regular expressions
Modifying awk#39;s default behavior with special patterns and built-in variables
Calling awk built-in functions
Using awk#39;s control constructs for testing and looping
Storing data in arrays
Formatting output using printf
Searching files with multiline records

Shell basics

Writing simple shell scripts
Storing data in shell variables
Exporting variables to the environment
Preventing the creation of a subshell environment

Controlling logic flow

Making decisions with if and case
Quoting shell commands to avoid problems with variables
Reading and testing standard input
Looping with for and while
Accessing the shell#39;s built-in variables

Other shell features

About the Standard Input and Output Streams
Accepting command line arguments
Redirecting standard output
Substituting command output
Performing arithmetic in shell scripts
Scanning for command line options

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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