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Shell Scripting

Shell Scripting

Unix uses shells to accept commands given by the user, there are quite a few different shells available. The most commonly used shells are SH(Bourne SHell) CSH(C SHell) and KSH(Korn SHell), most of the other shells you encounter will be variants of these shells and will share the same syntax, KSH is based on SH and so is BASH(Bourne again shell). TCSH(Extended C SHell) is based on CSH.The various shells all have built in functions which allow for the creation of shell scripts, that is, the stringing together of shell commands and constructs to automate what can be automated in order to make life easier for the user.


  • Understanding the shell structure and its environment
  • Learning the key features and fundamentals of bash scripting
  •  Carrying out arithmetic operations in a shell script
  • Creating interactive scripts
  •  Incorporating different functionalities including flow control and decision making
  •  Understanding and implementing various functions


Intended Audience

This training program is highly recommended for system administrators, network administrators, programmers, support professionals, Linux users etc who wish to leverage automation of tasks using Shell Scripting.


  • Basic knowledge of computer & networking
  • Good linux knowledge or equivalent knowledge
  • RHCE or CLP certification or equivalent experience

Course Outline

  1. Understand the architecture of UNIX. 
    • Understanding the basics of UNIX
    • File Systems for synchronize storage of files
    • Details explanation of file attributes
    • Basic commands and concepts
    • Command Manuals
    • Relative and Absolute Paths
    • Environment variables
    • Understand parent-child relationship of process and jobs
    • Basic of editor: vi
  2. Shell Introduction
    • Advantages of the Shell
    • Executing shell commands
    • Different types of shell
    • What is shell Scripting?
    • Writing basics shell scripts
    • Interpolation, Types of variables, Operators, read variables, exit status etc
    • Common commands used in shell script: substitution, quoting, flow controls, parameters, Shell initialization files, Quoting characters, Shell expansion, Aliases
    • Shell scripting execution
  3. Special Variables and Parameters
    • Function Introduction
    • Understand how functions use as independent building blocks
    • Scope of variable in functions – local & global
    • Input/output redirection
    • Variables substitution in shell
    • Connect to third party application like: Oracle, FTP etc.
    • HERE documents
    • Regular Expressions in detail (use grep, awk, sed)
    • Industry experience sample scripts debugging
    • Standard process of writing shell scripts as per company standards.
  4. Important commands and utilities like cut, sort, uniq, grep, find, awk, sed etc
    • nohup and backend processes
    • Signals handling and trapping
    • SED Utility in detail
    • GREP Utility in detail
    • FIND Utility in detail
    • AWK utility in detail
    • Famous and often use cases with one liner examples
  5. Assigning values to positional parameters
    • Compress and archive the files
    • Debug your shell Scripts
    • Crontab and at utilities for job scheduling
    • Job scheduling third party tools discussion