Working with UNIX Programs

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

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

Expected Duration
180 minutes

To describe how to use UNIX programs and manage their execution


Working with UNIX Programs

  • explain the process hierarchy.
  • run jobs in the background and monitor processes.
  • use the cron and at facilities to schedule job execution.
  • use the appropriate commands to terminate, suspend, and restart processes.
  • manage running processes.
  • describe commonly used text filters.
  • discuss the common programs that are installed on most UNIX systems.
  • explain the principles of using redirection, pipes, and filters to create composite commands.
  • manipulate text files with composite commands and filters.




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