UNIX/LINUX TOOLS AND UTILITIES
The main focus of this course is to cover two important and powerful UNIX utilities: sed and awk.
As these utilities are a natural progression from using the UNIX tool grep, it is also included.
Users, Programmers and System Administrators who want to quickly solve an assortment of problems without recourse to
any particular programming language.
Experience of using everyday UNIX, AIX or Linux system tools, use of the vi or vim editor and some exposure to writing scripts.
For those delegates without these skills, attendance of the
Introduction to UNIX course, the
Introduction to AIX course
or the Introduction to Linux course is recommended.
Attending the Korn Shell Programming course or the Linux bash Shell Programming course may also be beneficial.
2 days, hands-on.
On completion of this course, the delegate will be able to:
- Understand how regular expressions are used with some tools and utilities
- Use grep for text, string and pattern matching
- Use the stream editor sed to apply a series of edits to a number of files
- Use awk to manipulate data and generate formatted reports
- Regular expressions
- Substitution and global commands
- Pattern matching
- Format of command
- Format for addresses
- Summary of commands
- Simple commands
- Appending and changing text
- Inserting and deleting text
- Substitution and translation
- Reading and writing files
- Multi-line commands
- Using awk
- Patterns and Actions
- Program format
- Built-in variables
- BEGIN and END
- The printf statement
- Passing parameters
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