Working with UNIX Files and Directories

End users and IT professionals working in a UNIX environment for the first time

Prerequisite
Basic keyboard and mouse skills; some experience of working in a command-line environment such as MSDOS an advantage

Expected Duration
260 minutes

Description
To demonstrate common UNIX commands and programs used to perform basic tasks involving files and directories

Objective

Working with UNIX Files and Directories

  • describe the different kinds of files found on a UNIX system, and explain their functions.
  • use the ls command and interpret its output, and use the cat command to view the contents of text files.
  • use absolute and relative paths, as well as common shortcuts, to navigate directory hierarchies.
  • create and delete files, and assign ownership and permissions.
  • navigate a filesystem, create a file, and set permissions.
  • list the characters used in regular expressions, and describe their functions.
  • use regular expressions to locate files.
  • use the find command to locate files and the grep command to search their contents.
  • describe the conventions and limitations that apply to UNIX filesystems and compare them with conventions used by other operating systems.
  • create and delete directories and copy or move files.
  • organize files into a directory structure.
  • use hard links and symbolic links.
  • list the commands used to manage files and directories.
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