UNIX Level One

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Students will learn the basic skills necessary to understand the structure of the UNIX operating system and to use the available utilities and commands to manage their personal file structures in the UNIX C Shell.
A PC Literacy course or equivalent knowledge.
Overview of the UNIX Operating System:
Unix features and benefits
Unix history and evolution
Unix standardisation
The structure of Unix
Establishing Communication:
Starting the Unix session
Using basic Unix commands
Understanding the Unix command syntax
Using the Unix "help" facility
Introduction to the Filing System:
Examining Unix files and directories
Moving through the file system
Using full and partial paths
Understanding current and parent directories
Multiuser Communications:
Unix mail
Interactive "talk" program
File Management:
Creating directories
Copying files and directories
Moving and renaming files and directories
Removing files and directories
Using shell metacharacters
UNIX Permissions:
Understanding permissions
File permissions
Directory permissions
Redirection, Filters and Pipes:
Exploring standard input, standard output and standard error
Using filters
Using pipes
Using the VI Editor:
Creating a vi. file
Editing a vi. file
Working with database files
Advanced vi techniques
Introduction to Shell Scripts:
Creating a shell script
Examining a database with a shell script