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
    08 Jan 15
  • London
    820
    2
    26 Jan 15
  • London
    820
    2
    12 Feb 15
  • 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
  • Birmingham
    • Bull Street
      820
      2
      18 Dec 14
    • Bull Street
      820
      2
      29 Jan 15
    • Bull Street
      820
      2
      26 Mar 15
    • Manchester (Greater)
      • Manchester
        820
        2
        22 Jan 15
      • 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
      • Edinburgh
        • Edinburgh
          820
          2
          15 Jan 15
        • 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
        • Bristol
          • Bristol
            820
            2
            05 Feb 15
          • Turner Drive, Yate
            820
            2
            05 Feb 15
          • Bristol
            820
            2
            16 Apr 15
          • Bristol
            820
            2
            11 Jun 15
          • Bristol
            820
            2
            30 Jul 15
          • Bristol
            820
            2
            24 Sep 15
          • Midlands (West)
            • Birmingham
              820
              2
              29 Jan 15
            • 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
            • Training Centre
              • Manchester
                820
                2
                22 Jan 15
              • Manchester
                820
                2
                19 Mar 15
              • Yorkshire (North)
                • Leeds
                  820
                  2
                  29 Jan 15
                • Leeds
                  820
                  2
                  26 Mar 15
                • Yorkshire (West)
                  • Leeds
                    820
                    2
                    29 Jan 15
                  • Leeds
                    820
                    2
                    26 Mar 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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