UNIX Shell Programming


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  • Duration 3 days
  • Regular fee 1 250
  • Preferential fee 1 050?
  • Locations
    • Montreal
  • Laboratory


To provide the knowledge and skills required to master the main UNIX utilities and shell control structures in order to easily write robust and effective Bourne, Bash and Korn shell scripts.

Targeted audience

Advanced users and future UNIX administrators.


Practical experience with basic UNIX commands (Course UN101).

Customer Testimonials

Useful, relevant and practical course.

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  • Introduction to shells: main functions, different UNIX shells and shell variables
  • Special characters and metacharacters
  • Redirection of I/O and pipelines
  • Filters and regular expressions (head, tail, cut, paste, sort, grep, xargs, etc.)
  • Shell programming concepts
  • Variables, quoting, substitution and arithmetic operations
  • User interaction and parameter passing
  • Loops and conditional testing (test, if, case, for, while, until, break and continue)
  • Advanced filtering with sed
  • The power of awk programming
  • Practical exercises and implementation of a project


*Unless stated otherwise, all sessions are in French.
  • Montreal

    September 20 to September 22 2017

  • Montreal

    November 8 to November 10 2017

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