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Introduction to Bash Programming

LNX-110 (3 Days)
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Bash Shell Scripting Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to Bash Shell Scripting course teaches students to read, write, and debug Bash (Bourne Again Shell) scripts.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Bash Shell Scripting Training Objectives

All students will:

  • Understand Unix processes and how to control them
  • Learn how to use and script the Bash shell
  • Master core Bash language constructs such as variables, loops, conditionals, and functions
  • Learn advanced Bash programming techniques
  • Debug Bash scripts

Bash Shell Scripting Training Outline

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Introduction
Unix Processes
What is a Process?
Process Structure
The ps Utility
Options to the ps Utility
Background Commands (&)
Killing Background Processes
Redirecting the Standard Error
Getting Started
What is a Shell?
Running Scripts
Specifying the Script’s Interpreter
The PATH Environment Variable
Sub-shells
Variables
Shell Variables
The read Command
The export Command
The Shell Environment
Parameter Expansion
Command Substitution
The Login Process
The Login Process
The System Profile Script
Your .bash_profile Script
The . Command
Conditional Statements
The Exit Status of Commands
Command Line Examples
The test Command
The if-then-else Construct
The elif Construct
case Statements
Loops
The for Loop
The while Loop
break and continue
Reading Lines From Files
Using Arrays with Loops
Special Variables
$$ - PID of Shell
Command-Line Arguments
$# - Number of Arguments
$* - All Arguments
The shift Command
The set Command
Getting Options
Quoting Mechanisms
Single vs. Double Quotes
What is a Here Document?
Using a Here Document
Here Document Quoting
Ignoring Leading Tabs
Functions
Shell Functions
Passing Arguments to Functions
Returning Values from Functions
Function Declarations
Advanced Programming
Shell Arithmetic
The select Statement
Terminal Independence in Scripts
The eval Command
Debugging Techniques
Using echo
Bash Programming
Using Standard Error
Script Tracing
Options for Debugging
Conditional Debugging
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

LNX-110

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should have basic knowledge of Unix or Linux, or have taken Accelebrate's Introduction to Linux for End Users class. Prior programming or scripting experience is helpful but not required.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a related textbook.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows, Mac, or Linux PCs with at least 4 GB RAM
  • Accelebrate can provide a VirtualBox or VMware environment with all software needed for the class
    • This class can be taught using the Linux distribution of your choice
  • Please contact us for further setup details

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