Linux and UNIX Tools and Utilities Training

Level: Advanced
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To realize the full processing power of your UNIX/Linux system, you need to choose the right tools and use them in the right combination. In this training course, you learn how to leverage the many tools and utilities in the UNIX operating system to upgrade your UNIX/Linux administration skills, maximize productivity, and streamline tasks by adding shell commands, filters, and languages — like awk.

Key Features of this Linux/UNIX Tools and Utilities Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To

  • Build and use UNIX/Linux tools and utilities
  • Perform complex search strings using regular expressions
  • Explore extended regular expressions with grep, sed, and awk
  • Employ text filters to manipulate text and data


CompTIA CPE 23 Credits

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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • Earn 23 NASBA credits (live, in-class training only)
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Linux/UNIX Tools and Utilities Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Familiarity with user-level UNIX commands, such as ls, rm, cd, cp, mv, and mkdir
  • Recommended Experience

  • Software

    • This course uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Concepts taught are applicable to all Linux distributions

Linux/UNIX Tools and Utilities Course Outline

  • Linux and UNIX Fundamentals

    The evolution of Linux and UNIX

    • Exploring the history of UNIX
    • Examining current Linux/UNIX standards

    Reviewing UNIX commands

    • Manipulating files and directories
    • Writing shell start-up files

    Uncovering UNIX documentation

    • Utilizing the man command
    • Investigating other manual page browsers
  • Searching Text with Regular Expressions

    Working with regular expressions

    • Specifying string patterns for filtering operations
    • The meta character set
    • Developing extended regular expressions

    Implementing the grep command

    • Processing files
    • Processing command output
  • Filtering Text

    Defining the characteristics of a filter

    • Reading from standard input
    • Writing to standard output and standard error
    • Combining filters into pipelines to perform complex tasks

    Performing tasks with common 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 with diff
    • Using other common filters: cut and uniq
    • Combining filters for complex text processing
    • Executing filter commands with find
  • Programming with Shell Scripts

    Exploring shell basics

    • Writing simple shell scripts
    • Storing data in shell variables

    Controlling logic flow

    • Making decisions with if and case
    • Quoting shell commands to control substitutions
    • Testing file attributes, strings and numbers
    • Reading and testing standard input
    • Looping with for and while
    • Accessing the shell's built-in variables

    Integrating other shell features

    • Accepting command-line arguments
    • Redirecting standard output
    • Substituting command output
    • Performing arithmetic in shell scripts
    • Scanning for command line options

    Working with tools creatively

    • Combining filters with pipelines and command substitution
    • Developing scripts incrementally
  • Restructuring Data with awk

    Establishing awk as a flexible search tool

    • Writing useful awk one-liners
    • Testing and extracting fields from structured input
    • Performing arithmetic calculations

    Creating long awk scripts

    • Matching patterns with extended regular expressions
    • Modifying awk's default behavior with special patterns and built-in variables

    Extending awk capabilities

    • Using awk's control constructs for testing and looping
    • Storing data in arrays
    • Formatting output using printf
    • Searching files with multi-line records

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Linux/UNIX Tools and Utilities Training FAQs

  • What software version is used on this Linux/UNIX Tools and Utilities course?

    This course uses a Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution, however, the concepts covered are applicable to all Linux distributions.

  • I use a different Linux distribution, is this Linux/UNIX Tools and Utilities course still appropriate for me?

    Yes, the concepts covered in this course are applicable to all Linux distributions.

  • Can I learn Linux/UNIX Tools and Utilities online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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