AIX Fundamentals

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Schedule:
Daytime
Run time:
5 Days
Location type:
Open

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Prerequisites:

Personnel who require a good working knowledge of the AIX Operating System including the Shell programming language.

Course Description:

This course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the AIX Operating System. The most commonly used commands are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities. The mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment are discussed and the main features of the Korn/Posix/Bash Shells are introduced.

This course will benefit programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand the AIX Operating system, existing shellscripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.

The delega…

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Description

Prerequisites:

Personnel who require a good working knowledge of the AIX Operating System including the Shell programming language.

Course Description:

This course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the AIX Operating System. The most commonly used commands are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities. The mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment are discussed and the main features of the Korn/Posix/Bash Shells are introduced.

This course will benefit programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand the AIX Operating system, existing shellscripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.

The delegates will practise:

  • Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
  • Using the shell's redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi editor
  • Setting and changing access permissions on files
  • Monitoring and controlling their own processes
  • Using the basic file and text searching utilities
  • Customising their own login environment
  • 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
  • Developing menu-driven shellscripts

This course includes the following modules:

Introduction to the AIX Operating System

  • A brief history of UNIX
  • The UNIX kernel
  • The UNIX file system
  • A login Session
  • Getting started navigating the file system
  • The file system structure
  • Directories and files
  • Pathnames
  • Navigating the file system

Basic Commands

  • Command line syntax
  • Basic file handling commands
  • Basic Directory handling commands
  • Filename wildcard characters

Redirection and Pipes

  • Input redirection
  • Output redirection
  • Pipes

Introduction to the vi Editor

  • Overview of the vi editor
  • Basic functions
  • Switching to input mode
  • Other useful commands

Searching and Replacing Text

  • Replacing text
  • Using the vi editor
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep
  • Linking files

Recalling and Editing Commands

  • Overview
  • The Bash shell
  • The Korn shell

File Permissions and Access Control

  • Users and user groups
  • File access permissions
  • Changing file attributes
  • Switching users and user groups
  • Linking files

Processes

  • What is a process?
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Background processes
  • Job Control
  • Grouping commands

More Basic Commands

  • The wc (word count) command
  • The find command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • The finger command

The User Environment

  • Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  • Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc

Unix Command Review

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

Getting Started

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

Using Variables

  • Environment variables
  • Local variables
  • Assigning values to variables
  • Assessing variable values
  • Using quotes
  • Delimiting variable names
  • Echo control sequences

Integer Arithmetic

  • Using the expr command
  • Using the (( )) notation

Handling Run Time Data

  • The read command
  • Command line arguments

Condition Execution

  • The if statement
  • The test command
  • Other test notations
  • Default and substitute variables
  • Exit status codes

Loop Constructs

  • The while loop
  • The until loop
  • The for loop
  • The while true and until false loops
  • Loop control commands

Multi-branch Decisions

  • The case statement
  • Menu driven applications

Functions

  • What is a function?
  • Syntax
  • Examples

Interrupt Handling

  • Interrupt signals
  • Trapping interrupts

Additional Features and Facilities

  • The exec commands
  • The includes notation
  • More about loops
  • Arrays
  • Here Documents

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