This comprehensive two-day course aims to equip the novice Solaris/UNIX user with all the skills necessary to navigate the system and make productive use of the tools available, including the Windows system, the vi editor and essential Solaris/UNIX commands. It also forms the necessary foundation for subsequent courses. This course, combined with the Solaris Utilities and Shell Programming , provides preparation for the new Sun Certified Solaris Associate (SCSAS) CX-310-105 exam.
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Solaris / UNIX / Linux overview
- What are Solaris, Linux and Unix?
- Advantages and disadvantages.
- Basic command examples.
- Other versions of Unix.
- Future of Unix.
- Logistics and support.
- Logging in and out.
- Basic Gnome Window system use.
- Keyboard basics.
- Files, directories and path names.
- Creating and examining files.
- Effective use of directories.
- Moving, copying and removing files.
- Basic system password security.
- Online Documentation and the man command.
- Common problems.
The vi editor
- Invoking vi.
- Insert and Append.
- Moving around the text.
- Deleting text.
- Change operators.
- Other insert operators.
- Searching for text; Search and replace.
- Saving and quitting.
The Next stage
- Introduction to UNIX shells.
- Shell interaction.
- Input and Output control using Re-direction and piping.
- Shell metacharacters (wild cards).
- The command history mechanism, and command line editing facilities.
- The shell quoting mechanism.
- Setting up and using command aliases.
- Job and Process monitoring and control.
- More complex copying and moving.
- Protecting files and directories using chmod.
- Shell variables and setting up the environment.
- Introduction to Solaris utilities.
- Halting the workstation.
Gnome Window System
- A thorough examination of the major tools available, such as the Panel, File Manager, Text editor and the Help system.
- Customizing the Workspace and setting basic user preferences.
Introduction to networking
- Introduction to network concepts.
- Ethernet Overview.
- Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines with ssh).
- Network File System (NFS) - overview, benefits and uses.
- Overview of Samba file sharing with Microsoft machines.