Korn Shell Programming Training Course

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Duration Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

A basic knowledge of programming in any high level language is required.

Overview Overview

UNIX is a true multitasking operating system. Its portability, reliability and efficiency has helped it and various flavours of it, become widely used for a range of applications.

This course is designed for those wishing to learn Korn Shell programming. The practical exercises constitute about 50% of the course time. The course is suitable for any variant of Unix and the Linux platform is used for course delivery.

Who Should Attend: Programmers, system administrators and technical support staff who need to become proficient at scripting in the Unix environment.

Course Outline Course Outline


  • UNIX Shells
  • Comparing Shells


  • Shell script basics
  • Comments
  • Printing output
  • Quoting
  • Creating shell variables
  • Predefined shell variables
  • Environment variables
  • Dot scripts
  • Aliases
  • Positional parameters
  • Command substitution

Conditional statements

  • If statement
  • Extended if syntax
  • Comparison operators

Looping statements

  • While statement
  • Until statement
  • Iterating for loop
  • Break and continue


  • Let statement
  • Arithmetic command
  • Arithmetic value command
  • Counting for loop
  • C Mathematics


  • String length
  • Substrings
  • Deleting leading and training strings
  • Providing default values

Shell IO

  • File descriptors
  • Redirecting input and output
  • Inline documents
  • Opening file descriptors
  • Reading and writing file descriptors
  • Closing and moving file descriptors


  • Function definitions
  • POSIX functions
  • Positional parameters
  • Returning a value
  • Local and reference variables

Signal Handling

  • UNIX Signals
  • Sending signals
  • The trap statement

User Input

  • Using getopts
  • The select statement


  • Hiding parameters
  • Database Queries

Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 2638EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 2850EUR
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Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 2638EUR 2850EUR
2 1719EUR 1800EUR
3 1413EUR 1450EUR
4 1260EUR 1275EUR
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VenueCourse DateCourse Price [Remote/Classroom]
BaselThu, 2016-11-17 08:002138EUR / 2638EUR
BernTue, 2016-12-20 09:302850EUR / 3500EUR
ZürichTue, 2016-12-20 09:302850EUR / 3500EUR

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