Code: 
SSA1
Duration: 
2 Day(s)
Price: 
820

Overview

IBM AIX Korn Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing AIX shell scripts. Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures. This course is not suitable for C shell programmers

Audience

Programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand existing shell scripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities

The course assumes knowledge of the AIX Operating System to the level covered in the AIX Basics Course. Some programming experience may also prove advantageous

Skills Gained

The delegates will practise

  • 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
  • User defined Functions
  • Developing menu-driven shell scripts

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: AIX COMMAND REVIEW

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

Session 2: GETTING STARTED

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

Session 3: USING VARIABLES

  • Environment variables
  • Local variables
  • Assigning values to variables
  • Assessing variable values
  • Using quotes
  • Delimiting variable names
  • Echo control sequences
  • Exercise: Add variables to a script

Session 4: INTEGER ARITHMETIC

  • Using the expr command
  • Using the (( )) notation
  • Exercise: Add integer arithmetic to a shell script

Session 5: HANDLING RUN TIME DATA

  • The read command
  • Command line arguments
  • Exercise: Writing a generic shell script
  • Exercise: Writing an interactive shell script

Session 6: CONDITION EXECUTION

  • The if statement
  • The test command
  • Other test notations
  • Default and substitute variables
  • Exit status codes
  • Exercise: Adding validation to previous scripts

Session 7: LOOP CONSTRUCTS

  • The while loop
  • The until loop
  • The for loop
  • The while true and until false loops
  • Loop control commands
  • Exercise: Enhancing the previously written scripts
  • Exercise: Writing a guess-the-number game

Session 8: MULTI-BRANCH DECISIONS

  • The case statement
  • Menu driven applications
  • Exercise: Developing and writing a menu system

Session 9: FUNCTIONS

  • What is a function?
  • Syntax
  • Examples
  • Exercise: Add a function to a script

Session 10: INTERRUPT HANDLING

  • Interrupt signals
  • Trapping interrupts
  • Exercise: Adding traps to the menu script

Session 11: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FACILITIES

  • The exec commands
  • The includes notation
  • More about loops
  • Arrays
  • Here Documents
  • Exercise: Create a here script

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Scheduled Dates

  • Location
    Cost
    Duration
    Start Date
     
London (Central)
  • London
    820
    2
    19 Mar 15
  • London
    820
    2
    23 Mar 15
  • London
    820
    2
    23 Apr 15
  • London
    820
    2
    21 May 15
  • London
    820
    2
    01 Jun 15
  • London
    820
    2
    25 Jun 15
  • London
    820
    2
    13 Jul 15
  • London
    820
    2
    30 Jul 15
  • London
    820
    2
    27 Aug 15
  • London
    820
    2
    07 Sep 15
  • London
    820
    2
    01 Oct 15
  • London
    820
    2
    26 Oct 15
  • London
    820
    2
    05 Nov 15
  • London
    820
    2
    10 Dec 15
  • London
    820
    2
    14 Dec 15
  • Manchester (Greater)
    • Manchester
      820
      2
      19 Mar 15
    • Manchester
      820
      2
      21 May 15
    • Manchester
      820
      2
      16 Jul 15
    • Manchester
      820
      2
      10 Sep 15
    • Manchester
      820
      2
      05 Nov 15
    • Manchester
      820
      2
      17 Dec 15
    • Edinburgh
      • Edinburgh
        820
        2
        12 Mar 15
      • Edinburgh
        820
        2
        23 Apr 15
      • Edinburgh
        820
        2
        11 Jun 15
      • Edinburgh
        820
        2
        06 Aug 15
      • Edinburgh
        820
        2
        24 Sep 15
      • Edinburgh
        820
        2
        19 Nov 15
      • Bristol
        • Bristol
          820
          2
          16 Apr 15
        • Bristol
          820
          2
          11 Jun 15
        • Bristol
          820
          2
          30 Jul 15
        • Bristol
          820
          2
          24 Sep 15
        • Bristol
          820
          2
          19 Nov 15
        • Midlands (West)
          • Birmingham
            820
            2
            26 Mar 15
          • Birmingham
            820
            2
            21 May 15
          • Birmingham
            820
            2
            16 Jul 15
          • Birmingham
            820
            2
            10 Sep 15
          • Birmingham
            820
            2
            05 Nov 15
          • Yorkshire (North)
            • Leeds
              820
              2
              16 Apr 15
            • Leeds
              820
              2
              04 Jun 15
            • Leeds
              820
              2
              23 Jul 15
            • Yorkshire (West)
              • Leeds
                820
                2
                16 Apr 15
              • Leeds
                820
                2
                04 Jun 15
              • Leeds
                820
                2
                23 Jul 15
              • Leeds
                820
                2
                17 Sep 15
              • Leeds
                820
                2
                12 Nov 15

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