Introduction to the Bash Command Line


Course Number: LNX-112

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Bash Training Overview

This Introduction to the Bash Command Line training teaches attendees how to master the basics of the shell and Linux/UNIX tools. Attendees discover easy commands that quickly perform complex tasks.

Note: This Bash course can also be taught using Linux, Mac OS, Windows 10 (with the Linux Subsystem), or any other operating system that supports Bash.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Programming courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Use the bash shell to run commands
  • Apply basic Linux/UNIX utilities, such as cat, tr, sort, uniq in commands
  • Use redirection and pipes to process data
  • Write simple shell scripts to automate tasks

Prerequisites

This Bash course is designed for programmers, who use GUIs but want to understand how to use the command line to complete tasks faster and get more out of their computer. Students should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer.

Outline

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Introduction
  • History of the command line
  • File system refresher
  • Getting in and out of the command line
Basic Commands
  • Explore the filesystem
  • Manipulate files and directories
  • Bash commands and external programs
Wildcards
  • Wildcard arguments in the shell
  • Managing groups of files
Command-line Shortcuts
  • Shell job control, history, and editing shortcuts
Environment Variables and Shell Expansion
  • Environment variables arithmetic
  • Brace expansion
  • Command substitution
Useful Command Line Tools
  • cat, tac, sort, uniq, tr, col, grep, head, tail, paste, wc, join
Redirection
  • File redirection
  • Extracting output 
  • Appending output
  • Dealing with stderr and stdout
  • Using files as input to commands
Pipes
  • Filtering unique entries
Putting It All Together
  • Working with real-world data
  • The Unix words file list
  • Extracting statistics from big data
Basic Shell Scripting
  • Disk usage
  • Writing a script
Advanced Shell Scripting
  • Writing complex and interactive shell scripts
  • Using WinDirStat
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Bash training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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