Solaris Advanced Shell Programming Tools — A 3 day course

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This course is designed to give delegates practical experience using a range of Solaris tools to manipulate text and incorporate them into Solaris shell scripts.


To provide the knowledge and skills to make effective use of a wide range of standard Solaris programming and development tools. The delegate will practice:

Suitable For

Programmers, developers and system administrators who need to construct shell scripts using advanced text handling facilities.


The course assumes knowledge of the SOLARIS Operating System to the level covered in the SOLARIS Introduction course.

Some shell programming experience to the level covered in the Solaris Shell Programming course is also necessary.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 25 December 2019, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

London — £1295 (+VAT)


Review of Shell Fundamentals

Using Unix Shells

Redirection, Pipes and Filters

Backup and Restore Utilities

Background Job Scheduling

Regular Expression Notation

Searching Files for Patterns

The Stream Editor - sed

Commands for Comparing Files

File Manipulation Commands

Identify and Translate Characters

Sorting Files

Introduction to the Pattern Scanning Utility - awk

awk Program Control Structures